Porte Dorée (Paris Métro)

Porte Dorée ([pɔʁt dɔʁe]) is a station on line 8 of the Paris Métro.

Porte Dorée
Paris Métro station
Location12th arrondissement of Paris
Coordinates48°50′08″N 2°24′22″E
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
Opened5 May 1931 (1931-05-05)
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
toward Balard
Porte Dorée
Location within Paris

The station opened on 5 May 1931 with the extension of the line from Richelieu - Drouot to Porte de Charenton for the Paris Colonial Exposition, held in the nearby Bois de Vincennes. It is named after the Porte Dorée, a gate in the nineteenth century Thiers wall of Paris.

An interchange with Paris tramway Line 3a opened on 15 December 2012.

Nearby is the Palais de la Porte Dorée, an exhibition hall built for the Paris Colonial Exposition. The Cité nationale de l'histoire de l'immigration (a museum of immigration history) and an aquarium are located in the building. The nearby Pelouse de Reuilly (part of the Bois de Vincennes) is the location of the Foire du Trône fun fair in April and May.

Station layout

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Platform level Side platform, doors will open on the right
toward Balard toward Balard (Michel Bizot)
toward Pointe du Lac toward Pointe du Lac (Porte de Charenton)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


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

See also

  • 1937 Laetitia Toureaux murder

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