Le Kremlin-Bicêtre (Paris Métro)

Le Kremlin-Bicêtre
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Location Le Kremlin-Bicêtre
Coordinates 48°48′37″N 2°21′43″E / 48.810388°N 2.361849°E / 48.810388; 2.361849Coordinates: 48°48′37″N 2°21′43″E / 48.810388°N 2.361849°E / 48.810388; 2.361849
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 2
Opened 10 December 1982 (1982-12-10)
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 7
Villejuif branch
Le Kremlin-Bicêtre
Location within Paris

Le Kremlin-Bicêtre is a station of the Paris Métro, serving the Villejuif branch of Line 7. It was opened when Line 7 was extended from Maison Blanche on 10 December 1982.

This station's noticeable name, often confused with the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation, is actually the name of the commune. It is derived from a tavern "Au sergent du Kremlin", a meeting place for French war veterans around 1813,[1] and Bicêtre, an alteration of Winchester, England, the bishop of which owned property here.

Station layout

Street Level
B1 Connecting level
Line 7 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound toward Villejuif – Louis Aragon (Villejuif – Léo Lagrange)
Northbound toward La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945 (Maison Blanche)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


  1. Adrian Room, Placenames of the World: Origins and Meanings for Over 5, 000 Natural Features, Countries, Capitals, Territories, Cities and Historic Sites, McFarland & Co Inc (2003), page 190, ISBN 978-0-7864-1814-5

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