Les Sablons (Paris Métro)

The images and pictures on this page illustrate data about Les Sablons (Paris Métro). Les Sablons (Jardin d'Acclimatation) is a station on Paris Métro Line 1 in the commune of Neuilly-sur-Seine. It is named for the Plaine des Sablons, so called because sand was extracted there for use in construction. The panels indicating the name of the station have "Jardin d'Acclimatation" as a subtitle, referring visitors to the nearby pleasure garden which the station serves, and which is linked to it by the present-day Boulevard des Sablons.


King Louis XVI granted a small area of sandy ground of the Château de la Muette's estate at les Sablons to Antoine-Augustin Parmentier (1737–1813) to demonstrate the growing of potatoes, which had previously not been considered as safe for human consumption in Europe, outside of Ireland. Indeed, they were considered to be a source of leprosy among other things. Parmentier carried out a series of publicity stunts, which led to the acceptance of potatoes in France and then throughout Europe.

The station was opened in 1937 when Line 1 was expanded from Porte Maillot to Pont de Neuilly and the "avenue Neuilly" was renamed "avenue Charles de Gaulle".

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Places of interest

Nearby on the northern edge of the Bois de Boulogne are the Musée national des Arts et Traditions populaires and the Jardin d'Acclimatation. One of the exits is in front of the private gate into the offices of the M6 television channel.

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Musée national des Arts et Traditions Populaires (France) (0.52 km)

The Musée national des Arts et Traditions Populaires was a museum of the popular arts and traditions of France. It was located at 6, avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Paris, France, but is now permanently closed to the public. Its collections are being transferred to the Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée in Marseilles. The museum was created in 1937 as the French section of the Trocadéro's Musée de l'Homme. In 1969 it moved to its own building, designed by architect Jean Dubuisson and set beside the Jardin d'Acclimatation in the Bois de Boulogne.

Neuilly-sur-Seine community cemetery (0.58 km)

The Neuilly-sur-Seine community cemeteries in the Hauts-de-Seine département of France are in the western suburbs of Paris, between Paris and La Défense. The first is called cimetière ancien (Old Cemetery) and is to be found in Neuilly; the second (New Cemetery) is to be found in Nanterre, near La Défense, but belongs to Neuilly. It is called cimetière nouveau.

Lycée Pasteur (Neuilly-sur-Seine) (0.6 km)

The Lycée Pasteur (French: Lycée Pasteur de Neuilly-sur-Seine) is a French state-run secondary school in Neuilly-sur-Seine, on the outskirts of Paris. It accepts students from collège (the first four years of secondary education in France) through to classes préparatoires (classes to prepare students for entrance to the elite Grandes écoles). Built in the grounds of the former chateau de Neuilly, the lycée is named in honour of Louis Pasteur.

Jardin d'Acclimatation (0.77 km)

The Jardin d'Acclimatation is a children's amusement park with a zoo, the Exploradôme museum, and other attractions located in the northern part of the Bois de Boulogne, in Paris. History Opened on 6 October 1860 by Napoléon III and Empress Eugénie, the Jardin d'Acclimatation de Paris or the Jardin Zoologique d'Acclimatation as it was first called was a Paris zoo. It was directed by Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, son of the naturalist Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, until his death in 1861.

Porte Maillot (Paris Métro) (0.78 km)

Porte Maillot is a station on Paris Métro Line 1 and on the RER C. The station replaces another station of the same name, the original terminus of Line 1, which was demolished and moved in 1936. The name derives from a former gate to the Bois de Boulogne, whose name derives perhaps from maille, or croquet. The present day Porte Maillot is in the centre of a roundabout close to the modern Palais des congrès de Paris which the station serves. The centre of the roundabout is a small park, providing a midpoint on the long view between the arches of La Defense and the Arc de Triomphe.

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