Porte des Lilas (Paris Métro)

The maps and aerial photographs within this page illustrate information related to Porte des Lilas (Paris Métro). Porte des Lilas is a station of the Paris Métro. It serves Line 11 and is the northern terminus of Line 3bis.

The station was opened on 27 November 1921 when Line 3 was extended from Gambetta to Porte des Lilas. The line 11 platforms opened as part of the original section of the line from Châtelet. It was the eastern terminus of the line until it was extended to Mairie des Lilas on 17 February 1937. On 27 March 1971 the line 3 platforms were transferred to Line 3bis on its establishment. The station is named after the Porte des Lilas, a gate in the nineteenth century Thiers Wall of Paris, which led to the town of Les Lilas.

The station was referred to in Serge Gainsbourg's famous 1958 chanson Le poinçonneur des Lilas about the ennui of a Métro employee's workday. A Scopitone music video for the song was filmed in Porte des Lilas, showing the singer in a Métro uniform, punching tickets.

The station was also used for a brief scene in Julie & Julia with Meryl Streep.

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

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Haxo (Paris Métro) (0.4 km)

Haxo is a ghost station on the Paris Métro. It lies on an unused connecting branch between lines 3bis and 7bis. History The station is situated on a line which was constructed in the 1920s between Porte des Lilas (line 3bis) and Pré Saint-Gervais (line 7bis). A single track was built linking Place des Fêtes to Porte des Lilas, known as la voie des Fêtes, with one intermediate station, Haxo. For traffic in the other direction, another track was constructed linking Porte des Lilas to Pré Saint-Gervais, with no intermediate station, called la voie navette.

Saint-Fargeau (Paris Métro) (0.59 km)

Saint-Fargeau is a station of the Paris Métro, serving Line 3bis. It was opened on 27 November 1921 when Line 3 was extended from Gambetta to Porte des Lilas. On 27 March 1971 it was transferred to Line 3bis on its establishment. It is on the Rue Saint-Fargeau, named after the statesman Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau, active in the French Revolution and assassinated in 1793, supposedly for voting for the execution of Louis XVI.

Télégraphe (Paris Métro) (0.63 km)

Télégraphe is a station on line 11 of the Paris Métro in the 19th and 20th arrondissements. The station's tracks are separated by a supporting wall, because it is built in soft ground. The station opened as part of the original section of the line from Châtelet to Porte des Lilas on 28 April 1935. It is named after the Rue de Télégraphe, which was once a chemin de ronde (a raised protected walkway behind a battlement) of the park of the Château de Ménilmontant. Its name comes from the optical telegraph invented by Claude Chappe (1763–1805) in 1792.

Pré Saint-Gervais (Paris Métro) (0.66 km)

Pré Saint-Gervais is a station of the Paris Métro, the eastern terminus (actually the far end of the terminal loop) of Line 7bis, in the 19th arrondissement. The station was opened on 18 January 1911 as a branch of line 7 from Louis Blanc to Pré Saint-Gervais on 18 January 1911. On 3 December 1967 this branch was separated from line 7, becoming line 7bis. It is named after the district of Pré-Saint-Gervais, which was part of the commune of Le Pré-Saint-Gervais before it was absorbed into Paris in 1860. Le Pré-Saint-Gervais is named after a chapel dedicated to Saint Gervasius.

Mairie des Lilas (Paris Métro) (0.76 km)

Mairie des Lilas is a station of the Paris Métro in the commune of Les Lilas. The line 11 platforms opened as part of the extension of the line from Porte des Lilas on 17 February 1937. It is named after the town hall of Les Lilas. A small underground depot is located near the station to service the trains of Line 11. The station is sometimes believed to be the subject of the Serge Gainsbourg song "Le Poinçonneur des Lilas", about a Métro ticket inspector, but the promotional film for that song was filmed at the Porte des Lilas station.

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