Solférino (Paris Métro)

Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Location 7th arrondissement of Paris
Coordinates 48°51′30″N 2°19′24″E / 48.858249°N 2.323225°E / 48.858249; 2.323225Coordinates: 48°51′30″N 2°19′24″E / 48.858249°N 2.323225°E / 48.858249; 2.323225
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
Opened 5 November 1910 (1910-11-05)
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 12
Location within Paris

Solférino is a station on Line 12 of the Paris Métro in the 7th arrondissement.

The station opened on 5 November 1910 as part of the original section of the Nord-Sud Company's line A between Porte de Versailles and Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. On 27 March 1931 line A became line 12 of the Métro. It is named after the Rue de Solférino, which is named after the Battle of Solférino a battle fought in 1859 during the Second Italian War of Independence.

Solférino is one of the last stations in which the original Nord-Sud Company style of décor has been maintained, with its characteristic large ceramic tablets indicating the name of the station. This is the result of extensive renovation.

Nearby are the Musée d'Orsay and the town hall of the 7th arrondissement.

Station layout

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Line 12 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound toward Mairie d'Issy (Rue du Bac)
Northbound toward Front Populaire (Assemblée Nationale)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
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