Couronnes (Paris Métro)

"Couronnes" redirects here. For other uses, see Couronne (disambiguation).
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Location 37, boul. de Belleville
11th arrondissement of Paris
Coordinates 48°52′10″N 2°22′47″E / 48.869521°N 2.379861°E / 48.869521; 2.379861Coordinates: 48°52′10″N 2°22′47″E / 48.869521°N 2.379861°E / 48.869521; 2.379861
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
Opened 31 January 1903 (1903-01-31)
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 2
toward Nation
Location within Paris

Couronnes is a station on Paris Métro Line 2, on the border of the 11th and 20th arrondissements.


The station was opened on 31 January 1903 as part of the extension of line 2 (known at the time as "2 Nord") from Anvers to Bagnolet (now called Alexandre Dumas). It is named after the Rue des Couronnes, which was named after either the local village of Les Couronnes-sous-Savies, or from a tavern called Les Trois Couronnes. It was the location of the Barrière des Trois-Couronnes, a gate built for the collection of taxation as part of the Wall of the Farmers-General; the gate was built between 1784 and 1788 and demolished during the 19th century.

1903 disaster

The aftermath of the disaster

The station was the site of a fire and stampede that caused the worst catastrophe in the history of the Paris Métro, killing 84 people on 10 August 1903 (earlier estimates had put the number of fatalities at over 100).[1]

Station layout

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1 Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 2 toward Porte Dauphine (Belleville)
Platform 2 Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 2 toward Nation (Ménilmontant)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
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  1. 100 dead in the Paris disaster New York Times Retrieved 22 December 2008
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