Sentier (Paris Métro)

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Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Signal du métro Sentier à Paris le 21 avril 2015 - face droite.jpg
Entrance sign
Location97, Rue Réaumur
21, Rue des Petits Carreaux
2nd arrondissement of Paris
Coordinates48°52′03″N 2°20′47″E / 48.8676°N 2.3464°E / 48.8676; 2.3464Coordinates: 48°52′03″N 2°20′47″E / 48.8676°N 2.3464°E / 48.8676; 2.3464
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
Opened20 November 1904 (1904-11-20)
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 3
toward Gallieni
Sentier is located in Paris
Location within Paris

Sentier (French pronunciation: [sɑ̃tje]) is a station on Line 3 of the Paris Métro in the 2nd arrondissement.


The station is located under Rue Réaumur, at the intersection with Rue de Cléry and Rue du Sentier. Oriented, approximately, along an east-west axis, it is located between the Bourse and Réaumur - Sébastopol stations.


Station platforms

The station opened on 20 November 1904 as part of the first section of the line between Père Lachaise and Villiers, which opened a month earlier. The station is named after a path (French: Sentier) leading to the city's fortifications, now called the Rue du Sentier, which gave its name to the Sentier district, known until recently for the activities in the textile trades that developed there from the 1950s. The station is one of the few to have its entrance incorporated into the front of a building. A secondary entrance is located 87 Rue Réaumur; it contains railings designed by Hector Guimard and is listed as a monument historique.[1]

Since the 1960s, the platforms have been adorned with metallic bodywork with white surrounds; this technique was then widely used in network stopping points as an inexpensive way to modernize them quickly.

As part of the RATP's Renouveau du métro program, the station's corridors were renovated on 16 May 2003.

On 20 March 2018, half of the nameplates on the station's platforms are temporarily replaced by the RATP to celebrate the arrival of spring, in parallel with the distribution of flowers to users, as in five other stations.[2] The new plaques represented a wooden sign decorated with plants, on which the station's patronym is engraved in capital letters.[3]

In 2019, 3,420,249 travelers entered this station which placed it at the 146th position of the metro stations for its usage.[4]

Passenger services[edit]


The station has two exits leading to Rue Réaumur:

  • entrance 1 - Rue du Sentier, being among the few in the network to be established in a building, in this case within no. 97 Rue Réaumur, and having an unique signage dating from the 1930s;
  • entrance 2 - Rue des Petits-Carreaux, adorned with a Guimard edicule which is listed as a historic monument.[5] Located at the right of 87 Rue Réaumur at the end of Rue des Petits-Carreaux.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Platform level Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 3 jms.svg toward Pont de Levallois – Bécon (Bourse)
Eastbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 3 jms.svg toward Gallieni (Réaumur – Sébastopol)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


Sentier is a standard configuration station. It has two platforms separated by the metro tracks and the vault is elliptical. Since the 1950s, the walls have been covered with a metallic bodywork with white horizontal uprights and light golden advertising frames. This arrangement is completed by yellow Motte style seats. The bevelled white ceramic tiles cover the piers, the vault and the tympans. Lighting is provided by independent fluorescent tubes and the name of the station is written in Parisine font on enameled plates incorporated into the bodywork.

Bus services[edit]

The station is served by lines 20 and 39 of the RATP Bus Network.


  1. ^ Ministry de la culture, online registry of monuments Retrieved 31 July 2011
  2. ^ "Des fleurs gratuites distribuées dans le métro pour fêter le printemps". Le Bonbon (in French). 20 March 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Aujourd'hui c'est le 1er jour du #printemps. Pour l'occasion la #RATP offre des fleurs à ses clients station Sentier, et se pare d'un nouveau décor". @Ligne3_RATP (in French). 20 March 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Trafic annuel entrant par station du réseau ferré 2019". (in French). Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Métropolitain, station Sentier". Retrieved 2 April 2020.