Raspail (Paris Métro)

Paris Métro
Paris Métro station

Line 4 platforms at Raspail
Location 233, boul. Raspail
234, boul. Raspail
14th arrondissement of Paris
Coordinates 48°50′21″N 2°19′50″E / 48.839194°N 2.330606°E / 48.839194; 2.330606Coordinates: 48°50′21″N 2°19′50″E / 48.839194°N 2.330606°E / 48.839194; 2.330606
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 4
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 6
toward Nation
Location within Paris

Raspail is a station of the Paris Métro, serving Line 4 and Line 6 in the 14th arrondissement. The station is currently undergoing renovation works. The station is named after the Boulevard Raspail, named after 19th-century scientist and statesman François-Vincent Raspail.


The station opened on 24 April 1906 with the opening of the extension of line 2 Sud from Passy to Place d'Italie. On 14 October 1907, line 2 Sud became part of line 5. On 12 October 1942, the section of line 5 between Étoile and Place d'Italie, including Raspail was transferred from line 5 to line 6 in order to separate the underground and elevated sections of the metro (because the latter were more vulnerable to air attack during World War II). The line 4 platforms were opened on 30 October 1909 when the southern section of line 4 was opened between Raspail and Porte d'Orléans; this was temporarily separated from the section of line 4 opened on 21 April 1908 between Châtelet and Porte de Clignancourt. On 9 January 1910, the connecting section opened under the Seine between Châtelet and Raspail, completing line 4.

Nearby Attractions

Nearby are the Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain (contemporary art museum), the École Spéciale d'Architecture (architecture school) and the Montparnasse Cemetery.

Station layout

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection
Line 4 platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound toward Porte de Clignancourt (Vavin)
Southbound toward Mairie de Montrouge (Denfert-Rochereau)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Line 6 platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile (Edgar Quinet)
Eastbound toward Nation (Denfert-Rochereau)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


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