Old Paris metro map
Map of old Paris metro. Old Paris metro map (Île-de-France - France) to print. Old Paris metro map (Île-de-France - France) to download. In 1895, it was decided to build an urban network to connect the capital and to modernize it. Then, The project of old Paris metro was entrusted to a man « Fulgence Bienvenue who became the technical manager of the project in 1898. The aim was to build by 1911 six metro lines. The work caused a great upheaval for the Parisians who saw their city destructured by the latter (see old Paris metro map).
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It was in July 1900 that the first line of the old Paris metro was opened, connecting Porte Maillot to Porte de Vincennes. Old Paris metro had then three months late but attracted from the start around 4 million people. Fulgace Bienvenue will direct the creation of new subway lines until 1932 (he is at that time 80 years old!) And died in 1936. The metro line Montparnasse Bienvenue then takes its name in memory (see old Paris metro map).