Tolbiac (Paris Métro)

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General information
Location 13th arrondissement of Paris
Coordinates 48°49′36″N2°21′28″E / 48.826665°N 2.357678°E / 48.826665; 2.357678 Coordinates: 48°49′36″N2°21′28″E / 48.826665°N 2.357678°E / 48.826665; 2.357678
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone1
Opened7 March 1930;92 years ago (1930-03-07)
Preceding station Paris transit icons - Metro.svg Paris Métro Following station
Maison Blanche Line 7 Place d'Italie
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Location within Paris

Tolbiac (French pronunciation:  [tɔlbjak] ) is a station of the Paris Métro. It is at the crossroads of two main roads, the Avenue d'Italie and the Rue de Tolbiac. It is near the Asian Quarter and the Parc de Choisy.



The station is located under Avenue d'Italie, north of the intersection with Rue de Tolbiac. Oriented approximately along a north-south axis, it is located between the Place d'Italie and Maison Blanche stations, the latter marking the end of the common line before it branches to Mairie d'Ivry and Villejuif-Louis Aragon.


Tolbiac opened as part of a planned section of Line 7, which was temporarily operated as part of Line 10 until the completion of the under-Seine crossing of line 7 from Pont de Sully to Place Monge. On 7 March 1930 the line was extended from Place d'Italie to Porte de Choisy, including Tolbiac. The station was integrated into line 7 on 26 April 1931. It is named after the Rue de Tolbiac. Tolbiac was the site of a battle near Cologne, where the Franks under Clovis I beat the Alamanni in 496. [1]

As part of RATP's Renouveau du métro program, the station corridors and platform lighting were renovated by 29 June 29, 2005. [2] It saw 3,191,066 travellers enter in 2019, which places it at the 157th position of metro stations for its attendance. [3]

Passenger services


The station has four entries divided into seven metro entrances, each with a Dervaux-type balustrade and leading to Avenue d'Italie: [4]

Station layout

Street Level
B1Connecting level
Line 7 platforms Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 7 jms.svg toward Villejuif – Louis Aragon or Mairie d'Ivry (Maison Blanche)
Northbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 7 jms.svg toward La Courneuve–8 mai 1945 (Place d'Italie)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


Tolbiac is a standard configuration station. It has two platforms separated by the metro tracks and the vault is elliptical. The decoration is of the style used for the majority of metro stations. The lighting canopies are white and rounded in the Gaudin style of the renouveau du métro des années 2000, and the bevelled white ceramic tiles cover the upright walls, the vault and the tunnel exits. The advertising frames are in honey-coloured faience and the name of the station is also in faience in the style of the original CMP. The Motte style seats are red.

Bus connections

The station is served by lines 47 and 62 and by the urban service La Traverse Bièvre Montsouris of the RATP Bus Network.


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  2. "SYMBIOZ - Le Renouveau du Métro". Retrieved 3 May 2021.
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