Porte de la Villette (Paris Métro)

The selectable maps and aerial photographs within this page show information related to Porte de la Villette (Paris Métro). Porte de la Villette is a station of the Paris Métro. The origin of the commune of the Villette was a Gallo-Roman village, which grew up on the Roman road that led to east Flanders. About 1198, it became Ville Neuve Saint-Ladre and by 1426 it was called Villette-Saint-Miser-lez-Paris. The commune became a part of Paris in 1860. The nearby gate in Paris' 19th century walls became known as the Porte de la Villette.

The nearby Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, located in the Parc de la Villette, is the biggest science museum in Europe. The glass and steel building was designed by Peter Rice and it was opened in 1986.

An interchange with Paris tramway Line 3b opened on 15 December 2012.

The station will be featured in the upcoming Battlefield 3 in which it is featured in a multilayer map.

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La Géode (0.36 km)

La Géode is a mirror-finished geodesic dome that holds an Omnimax theatre in Parc de la Villette at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie (City of Science and Industry) in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, France. The nearest Paris Métro stations to La Géode are Corentin Cariou on Line 7 and Porte de Pantin on Line 5. Structure La Géode was designed by architect Adrien Fainsilber and engineer Gérard Chamayou. The geodesic dome is in diameter, composed of 6,433 polished stainless steel equilateral triangles that form the sphere that reflects the sky.

Canal Saint-Denis (0.37 km)

The Canal Saint-Denis is a canal in Paris that is in length. The canal connects the Canal de l'Ourcq, at a point north-northwest of the Bassin de la Villette in the 19th arrondissement, with the suburban municipalities of Saint-Denis and Aubervilliers in the department of Seine-Saint-Denis. There are seven locks along the canal's route, and, near Saint-Denis, the canal discharges into the Seine.

French submarine Argonaute (S636) (0.39 km)

Argonaute (S636) is an Aréthuse-class submarine, and the fourth ship of the French Navy to bear the name. Launched on 23 October 1958, she served as flagship within the Toulon submarine squadron, and spent over 2,000 days at sea and over 32,000 hours underwater. She was decommissioned on 31 July 1982. After extensive discussions beginning in 1982, in 1989 the Argonaute was transferred from Toulon via Gibraltar to Le Havre, then through the seven locks of the Saint-Denis Canal.

Corentin Cariou (Paris Métro) (0.43 km)

Corentin Cariou is a station of the Paris Métro. The station was called Pont de Flandre until 1946, after a bridge which spans the Canal de Saint-Denis carrying the Rue de Flandre, the main street of the commune of La Villette, to the Porte de La Villette. It is named after Corentin Cariou (1898–1942), who was a member of the municipal council of the XIXe arrondissement and shot by the Nazis as a hostage during World War II.

École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Paris-La Villette (0.52 km)

The École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Paris-La Villette is a public tertiary school located in Paris, France. It is placed under the supervision of the ministry for the Culture and the Communication (Direction of Architecture and the Inheritance). It is one of the twenty public schools which exempt a higher education of architecture in France. The Georgia Institute of Technology College of Architecture (in the USA) maintains a small permanent presence at the school.

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