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Porte Dauphine, Paris

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Porte Dauphine is a station of the Paris Métro. It is the western terminus of Line 2. Nearby, one can transfer to the RER C at Avenue Foch station . Paris Dauphine University is nearby.The station contains one of the only two remaining aedicules originally designed by Hector Guimard, the Art Nouveau architect who was originally commissioned by the Compagnie du Métropolitain de Paris in 1899 to design the entrances for the Métro stations. HistoryThe Porte Dauphine station was inaugurated on 13 December 1900. At the time, Line 2 had only been completed as far as Charles de Gaulle – Étoile. It now runs from Porte Dauphine around the northern part of Paris, through Montmartre, around to its eastern terminus at the Place de la Nation. It is named after Porte Dauphine, a gate in the 19th-century Thiers wall of Paris. Its subtititle honours Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny.Station layoutNote: The station is on a loop, so the westbound/drop-off and eastbound platforms are slightly offset.
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  • If you are a lover of art nouveau this newsstand placed on the metro stop will be your myth. Designed by the master Hector Guimard and inaugurated on December 13, 1900, it is a combination of glass and iron with an inverted double pitch that gave it the nickname "libellula".
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  • One of the most beautiful metro stations in Paris. It has the distinction of being on the edge of the wood and Avenue Foch
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