Sunday, 17 June 2012

Odéon Metro Station, Paris

Odéon is a station on lines 4 and 10 of the Paris Métro in the 6th arrondissement in the heart of the Left Bank.

The station was opened on 9 January 1910 as part of the connecting section of the line under the Seine between Châtelet and Raspail. The line 10 platforms opened on 14 April 1926 as part of the line's extension from Mabillon. It was the eastern terminus of the line until its extension to Place d'Italie (now on line line 7) on 15 February 1930. Named after the nearby Odéon theatre, the station is located under the Carrefour de l'Odéon, in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. The platforms on Line 4 were opened on 9 January 1910 and the platforms on Line 10 were opened on 14 February 1926.

Jan Gabrial caught a train from here after arguing with Lowry when they met at Cafe de la Rotonde when he told her that he had read her European diaries; "As I plunged toward the Odéon metro, I tried to remember what it was I'd written.." Jan Gabrial Inside The Volcano Pg. 55).

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