Place des Fêtes (Paris Métro)

The clickable maps and pictures below present material about Place des Fêtes (Paris Métro). Place des Fêtes is a station of the Paris Métro, serving lines 7bis (eastbound only) and 11 in the 19th arrondissement and the Belleville district. It is one of the deepest stations in the metro, at 22.45 meters below the surface. (Abbesses is the deepest, at 36 meters.)

The station was opened on 18 January 1911 as part of a branch of line 7 from Louis Blanc to Pré Saint-Gervais. On 3 December 1967 this branch was separated from line 7, becoming line 7bis. The line 11 platforms opened with the first section of the line from Châtelet to Porte des Lilas on 28 April 1935.

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