Cluny – La Sorbonne (Paris Métro)

Cluny - La Sorbonne
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Location 5th arrondissement of Paris
Coordinates 48°51′04″N 2°20′40″E / 48.851019°N 2.344583°E / 48.851019; 2.344583Coordinates: 48°51′04″N 2°20′40″E / 48.851019°N 2.344583°E / 48.851019; 2.344583
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
Opened 15 February 1930 (1930-02-15)
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 10
Connections to other stations
Preceding station   RER   Following station
Cluny - La Sorbonne
Location within Paris

Cluny - La Sorbonne is a station on line 10 of the Paris Metro in the 5th arrondissement. It is in the heart of the Latin Quarter and Paris' Left Bank.

The station is connected to the St-Michel – Notre-Dame RER-station on RER lines B and C


The station was opened on 15 February 1930 with the extension of line 10 from Odéon to Place d'Italie (now on line 7). This station was closed between 2 September 1939 and 15 December 1988, when it reopened to connect with the new St-Michel - Notre-Dame RER station and give access to the Boulevard Saint-Germain. The station is named after the Hôtel de Cluny and the Sorbonne. Its original name was simply Cluny; it adopted its current name upon reopening in 1988.

This station is unusual on the métro network for having a third, center track that is not used in revenue service. This track is used in non-revenue service to connect the tracks of lines 4 and 10.

Places of interest

The Hôtel de Cluny was once the town house of the abbots of Cluny and is now the Musée de Cluny, an important museum containing a variety of artifacts from the Middle Ages. The Hôtel de Cluny is partly constructed on impressive remains of Gallo-Roman baths dating from the 3rd century (known as the Thermes de Cluny) and may still be visited.

The Collège de Sorbonne (founded in 1257) was a constituent of the University of Paris although, at least in the 20th century, the term Sorbonne has been applied to the whole of the University. The University was broken up in 1970 into 13 universities. Three of them contain Sorbonne in their names (University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne, University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle and University of Paris IV: Paris-Sorbonne) and are nearby.

The Collège de France (founded 1530), a higher research establishment, is also nearby.

Station layout

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Line 10 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound toward Boulogne – Pont de Saint-Cloud (Odéon)
Center track No regular service
Eastbound toward Gare d'Austerlitz (Maubert – Mutualité)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
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