Philippe Auguste (Paris Métro)

Philippe Auguste
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Location 212, boul. de Charonne
19, rue de Mont-Louis
11th arrondissement of Paris
Coordinates 48°51′29″N 2°23′27″E / 48.858021°N 2.390938°E / 48.858021; 2.390938Coordinates: 48°51′29″N 2°23′27″E / 48.858021°N 2.390938°E / 48.858021; 2.390938
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
Philippe Auguste
Location within Paris

Philippe Auguste 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). The station is named after the Avenue Philippe Auguste, after King Philip II of France, making it the only station in Paris named for French royalty. It was the location of the Barrière des Rats, 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 in 1840.[1][2]

The famous Père Lachaise Cemetery is nearby.

Station layout

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1 toward Porte Dauphine (Père Lachaise)
Platform 2 toward Nation (Alexandre Dumas)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


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