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Sèvres – Babylone (Paris Métro)

Sèvres – Babylone
Paris Métro station
Location 7th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 5 November 1910 (1910-11-05)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
toward Mairie d'Issy
toward Front Populaire
Location
Sèvres – Babylone is located in Paris
Sèvres – Babylone
Sèvres – Babylone
Location within Paris
Boulevard Raspail crossing Rue de Sèvres and Rue de Babylone. Sèvres-Babylone Metro Station at the left

Sèvres – Babylone is a station on lines 10 and 12 of the Paris Métro. It is located at the intersection of the Boulevard Raspail and the Rue de Sèvres, on the border of the 6th arrondissement and 7th arrondissements, near le Bon Marché department store.

The line 12 platforms opened as line 10 Sèvres 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 Sèvres which in medieval times ran from Paris to Sèvres, and the Rue de Babylone, named in 1673 after the Bishop of Babylon. The line 10 station was opened by the Compagnie du chemin de fer métropolitain de Paris on 30 December 1923 as part of the first section of the ligne circulaire interieur (inner circular line) from Invalides (now on line 13) to Croix Rouge (a station east of Sèvres - Babylone, which was closed during World War II).

At the start the line 10 station was named Babylon, while the nearby line 12 station was still named Sèvres. Shortly after the opening of line 10, the city forced the two companies to form a common station, but the sign for line 10 read Sèvres-Babylone (emphasizing Babylone), and that of line 12 by contrast read Sèvres-Babylone (emphasizing Sèvres).

In the novel Transition by Iain Banks, Mme. d'Ortolan refers to the act of having anal sex with a black man as "'going to Sèvres-Babylone', as this was the deepest, darkest and most excitingly, enticingly dangerous Métro station that she knew of".

Station layout

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Line 12 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound toward Mairie d'Issy (Rennes)
Northbound toward Front Populaire (Rue du Bac)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Line 10 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound toward Boulogne – Pont de Saint-Cloud (Vaneau)
Eastbound toward Gare d'Austerlitz (Mabillon)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Gallery

References

  • Roland, Gérard (2003). Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton.
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