Chaussée d'Antin - La Fayette

The station opened on 5 November 1910 when the line 7 started its operation.

It is situated in the 9th arrondissement opposite the department store Galeries Lafayette.

Chaussée d'Antin - La Fayette is served by the metro lines 7 and 9. Both lines have underground platforms.

 

The entrance to the station is surrounded by a green metal enclosure with simple bars of different lengths.

 

The walls are tiled in white ceramic tiles with a raised centre. They are topped with green border tiles.

Metal handrails have been fixed to the wall.

At ground level are four round lights in green light fittings.

To the left of the entrance is a green lamppost with a red sign. The lamppost is topped with a white ball shaped light.

 

 

 

 

The connecting corridor is tiled in white ceramic tiles with raised centres until about shoulder hight. The last row consists of green tiles with four-petalled flowers in a diamond shape.

Metal advertising boards have been stuck on top of the tiles.

The top of the walls and ceiling are painted white.

A row of lights have been attached to the heighest point of the ceiling.

 

 

 

Platform Line 7

Line 7 started operation on 5 November 1910.

blue ceiling and lights

 

The slightly vaulted ceiling is made up of large rectangles which have been painted with several scenes.

The platform signage consists of the station name written in white upper  and lower case letters on a dark blue plastic background without frame.

 

 

 

 

access to platform

 

Access to the platforms is from the side by ascending some stairs, which are separated from the platform by a light blue fence.

In a corner are two vending machines.

The ground is painted grey. The edge of the platform is marked with a white line and an area of raised circles.

 

 

blue lights and ceiling

 

Scene on the ceiling showing stars in the night sky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

blue lights from below

 

The lights are encased in dark blue metal rectangular boxes in the Andreu-Motte style.

 

 

 

blue plastic seat on platform of line 7

 

 

 

 

 

Medium blue plastic seats have been fixed to a base of matching blue ceramic flat tiles.

Behind the seating are large advertising boards in a thin metal frame.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Platform Line 9

Line 9 started operation on 3 June 1923.

platform line 9

 

Line 9 has two side platforms. Entrance to the platforms is from the end.

The slightly curved walls are tiled in white, flat rectangular tiles.

The lights are hidden in the ceiling.

 

 

 

 

 

The platform sign is a large blue lightbox in a metal frame with the name "Chaussée d'Antin La Fayette" written in white letters.

Underneath the sign is a "note" written in ocre paint on a background of white tiles and framed with a drawn line.

"Au dessus la voute, et enfin les regards se croissent - LaFayette rapporte un modèle de Constitution d'Amérique - Ernest Hemingway se pose à Paris pour écrire quelques fetes mythiques et folles. Electrifiés par Benjamin Franklin les étoiles et les rouges de Matisse s'allument pour la dernière chanson d'Edith Piaf. Une Cadillac d'enfant - une plume d'oiseau se colle au mur.
15 octobre 1991"

light blue seats on red tiles

 

Light blue plastic seats have been fixed on a base with red ceramic tiles.

Behind the seats are large advertising boards with thin metal frames.

The wall is tiled in small white tiles with a flat surface.

 

 

 

 

Edith Piaf

 

The platform has a false ceiling which is curved. The base colour of the ceiling is yellow.

One of the personalities shown is Edith Piaf - a singer also known "The little Sparrow"