La Motte-Picquet – Grenelle

La Motte-Picquet – Grenelle
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station

Line 8 (to Pointe du Lac) and Line 10 (to Gare d'Austerlitz) platforms at La Motte-Picquet – Grenelle
Location 15th arrondissement of Paris
Coordinates 48°50′57″N 2°17′53″E / 48.849143°N 2.29809°E / 48.849143; 2.29809Coordinates: 48°50′57″N 2°17′53″E / 48.849143°N 2.29809°E / 48.849143; 2.29809
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
Opened 24 April 1906 (1906-04-24)
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 6
toward Nation
toward Balard
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 8
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 10
La Motte-Picquet – Grenelle
Location within Paris

La Motte-Picquet – Grenelle is a station of the Paris Métro, at the interconnection of lines 6, 8 and 10 in the 15th arrondissement, near the 7th arrondissement. The station combines underground and elevated platforms. It is named after the Avenue de la Motte-Picquet and the Boulevard de Grenelle. It is a major Paris Metro interconnection on the Rive Gauche, and the most important west of Montparnasse.


Diagram showing the rerouting of lines in 1937

The elevated station first opened on 24 April 1906, as part of the extension of line 2 Sud (2 South) from Passy to Place d'Italie. On 14 October 1907, line 2 Sud was incorporated into line 5. On 12 October 1942 the section of line 5 between Étoile and Place d'Italie, including La Motte-Picquet Grenelle, was transferred to Line 6.

On 13 July 1913, underground platforms were opened as part of the original section of line 8 between Beaugrenelle (now Charles Michels) and Opéra via La Motte-Picquet Grenelle. The section of line 8 from La Motte-Picquet Grenelle to Charles Michels and Porte d'Auteuil was transferred to line 10 on 27 July 1937 when line 8 was extended to Balard and an underground track for line 10 was opened linking La Motte-Picquet Grenelle with Duroc.

Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte was a Louis XV and Louis XIV era Admiral of the French Royal Navy, noted for his involvement in French naval support for the Americans during the American Revolutionary War, notably in the Battle of Grenada and the Siege of Savannah.

The quartier of Grenelle was constituted as a peripheral commune to Paris during the second quarter of the 19th century and finally incorporated into the city in 1860 by the Baron Haussmann under Napoléon III.

Station layout

Line 6 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile (Dupleix)
toward Nation toward Nation (Cambronne)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
1F Mezzanine
Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Lines 8/10 platforms Southbound line 8 toward Balard (Commerce)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Westbound line 10 toward Boulogne – Pont de Saint-Cloud (Avenue Émile Zola)
Eastbound line 10 toward Gare d'Austerlitz (Ségur)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Northbound line 8 toward Pointe du Lac (École Militaire)
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