Maison Blanche (Paris Métro)

Maison Blanche
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Location 13th arrondissement of Paris
Coordinates 48°49′20″N 2°21′31″E / 48.822155°N 2.358531°E / 48.822155; 2.358531Coordinates: 48°49′20″N 2°21′31″E / 48.822155°N 2.358531°E / 48.822155; 2.358531
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
Opened 7 March 1930 (1930-03-07)
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 7
Villejuif branch
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 7
Ivry branch
Maison Blanche
Location within Paris

Maison Blanche is a station of the Paris Métro, serving Line 7. South of this station, the line forks into two branches, one leading to Villejuif – Louis Aragon and the other to Mairie d'Ivry. The station is under the Avenue d'Italie, between the streets of Rue Caillaux and Rue Bourgon, near the Porte d'Italie, a gate in the former Thiers Wall.

It opened as part of a planned section of 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. On 7 March 1930 the line was extended from Place d'Italie to Porte de Choisy, including Maison Blanche. The station was integrated into line 7 on 26 April 1931. The station is named after the district, which gets it name from a hotel of the same name, which is French for "White House".

An extension of line 14 from Olympiades to Maison Blanche is planned, possibly taking over the branch to Villejuif – Louis Aragon. A possible extension of this line to Orly Airport was also announced by the French government in April 2009.[1]

Station layout

Street Level
B1 Connecting level
Line 7 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound toward Villejuif – Louis Aragon (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre)
toward Mairie d'Ivry (Porte d'Italie)
Northbound toward La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945 (Tolbiac)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


  1. "Développement de la région capitale (Development of the capital region)" (in French). French government. 29 April 2009. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
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