Hôtel de Ville (Paris Métro)

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Hôtel de Ville station is located in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, northeast of the centre of the Île de la Cité.


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Hôtel de Ville is one of the eight original stations opened as part of the first stage of the line between Porte de Vincennes and Porte Maillot on 19 July 1900. The line 11 platforms opened as part of the original section of the line from Châtelet to Porte des Lilas on 28 April 1935.

Line 1 automation

In line with works to automate Line 1, Hôtel de Ville station has undergone a series of upgrades. Over the weekend of 21–22 March 2009, the Line 1 platforms were closed received platform edge doors to improve passenger safety and aid in driverless operation. During the construction period, the Line 11 station remained open, allowing for westward travel to Châtelet, where a transfer to Line 1 was possible.

Station layout

As with most Paris Métro stations, Hôtel de Ville utilises a side platform configuration with two tracks for both its Line 1 and Line 11 stations. Since the Métro runs opposite national railways, trains run on the right instead of the left. The two parts of Hôtel de Ville station complex lie perpendicularly to each other, Line 1 underneath Rue de Rivoli and Line 11 below Rue de Renard.

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Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville (0.09 km)

The public square in the 4th arrondissement of Paris that is now the Place de l'Hôtel de Ville (City Hall Plaza) was, before 1802, called the Place de Grève. The French word grève refers to a flat area covered with gravel or sand situated on the shores or banks of a body of water. The location presently occupied by the square was the point on the sandy right bank of the river Seine where the first riverine harbor of Paris was established. The Place de Grève Later it was used as a public meeting-place and also as a location where unemployed people gathered to seek work.

Timeline of Paris (0.1 km)

52 BC - Lutetia, later to become Paris, is built by the Gallo-Romans 1113 - Pierre Abélard opens his school 1163 - Building of Notre Dame begins 1257 - The Sorbonne University is founded 1682 - Louis XIV moves the French court from the Tuileries palace to Versailles July, 1789 - Storming of the Bastille Royal family forced from Versailles back to Paris 1814 - Paris occupied by the armies of the Sixth Coalition after the fall of Napoleon 1815 - Paris is again occupied, this time by the Seventh Coalition, after the end of the Hundred Days 1840 - Napoleon's remains are buried at Les Invalides

13 Vendémiaire (0.1 km)

13 Vendémiaire Year 4 (5 October 1795 in the French Republican Calendar) is the name given to a battle between the French Revolutionary troops and Royalist forces in the streets of Paris. The battle was largely responsible for the rapid advancement of Republican General Napoleon Bonaparte's career. Background While the social reforms of the French Revolution had been well received by the majority of the populace of France, the Revolution's strongly anti-Catholic stance had created anti-republican sympathies in many Roman Catholics.

France (0.1 km)

France, officially the French Republic, is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe, with several overseas regions and territories. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of three countries (Morocco, Spain) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. From its shape, it is often referred to in French as ("The Hexagon"). It is a member of the European Union. France is the largest country in Western Europe and the third-largest in Europe as a whole.

Rue de Rivoli, Paris (0.17 km)

Rue de Rivoli is one of the most famous streets of Paris, a commercial street whose shops include the most fashionable names in the world. It bears the name of Napoleon's early victory against the Austrian army, at the battle of Rivoli, fought January 14 and 15, 1797. The rue de Rivoli marked a transitional compromise between an urbanism of prestige monuments and aristocratic squares, and the forms of modern town planning by official regulation.

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