Censier – Daubenton (Paris Métro)
|Paris Métro station|
5th arrondissement of Paris|
|Coordinates||48°50′26″N 2°21′06″E / 48.840597°N 2.351774°ECoordinates: 48°50′26″N 2°21′06″E / 48.840597°N 2.351774°E|
|Opened||15 February 1930|
Censier - Daubenton
Location within Paris
Censier – Daubenton is a station of the Paris Métro. It opened on 15 February 1930 as part of a planned section of line Line 7, which was temporarily operated as part of Line 10 until the completion of the under-Seine crossing of line 7 from Pont de Sully to Place Monge. The station was integrated into line 7 on 26 April 1931.
It is named after the streets of Rue Censier and Rue Daubenton. Censier is the name of the locality. Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton was a naturalist who collaborated with Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon on his Histoire Naturelle (French for "Natural History"). Daubenton was the first director of the nearby natural history museum, the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Prior to 1965, the station was known as Censier-Daubenton aux cuirs. Aux cuirs is French for "leather market" and referred to the leather market along the Bièvre River, which is now covered in the area.
- Saint-Médard church
- Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (natural history museum)
- Institut national agronomique Paris-Grignon (a former Grandes école, now part of the Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences)
- Rue Mouffetard
- University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle
|Line 7 platforms|
|Southbound||← toward Villejuif – Louis Aragon or Mairie d'Ivry (Les Gobelins)|
|Northbound||toward La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945 (Place Monge) →|
- Roland, Gérard (2003). Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton.
- Media related to Censier - Daubenton (Paris Metro) at Wikimedia Commons