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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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  • I stopped with the metro at this place just to see this art nouveau entrance. It was designed by Hector Guimard. Lots of metro entrances in art nouveau style in Paris where designed by him.  more »
  • I recently returned to bask in the glory of this lovely example of the classic art nouveau style Metro entrance. It's set in the middle of a small park on the edge of the city in a very wealthy neighb...  more »
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