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Les Sablons (Paris Métro)

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Other names
Jardin d'Acclimatation

Operated by

29 April 1937

Other name
Jardin d'Acclimatation

Owned by

Fare zone

RATP Group

Les Sablons (Paris Métro)

52, av. Charles de Gaulle 70, av. Charles de Gaulle 85, av. Charles de Gaulle 103, av. Charles de Gaulle Neuilly-sur-Seine Île-de-France France

92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Pont de Neuilly, Jardin d'Acclimatation, Esplanade de La Défense, Porte Maillot, Argentine

Les Sablons (Jardin d'Acclimatation) is a station on Paris Métro Line 1 in the commune of Neuilly-sur-Seine. It is named for the Plaine des Sablons, so called because sand was extracted there for use in construction. The panels indicating the name of the station have "Jardin d'Acclimatation" as a subtitle, referring visitors to the nearby pleasure garden which the station serves, and which is linked to it by the present-day Boulevard des Sablons.



King Louis XVI granted a small area of sandy ground of the Château de la Muette's estate at les Sablons to Antoine-Augustin Parmentier (1737–1813) to demonstrate the growing of potatoes, which had previously not been considered as safe for human consumption in Europe, outside Ireland. Indeed, they were considered to be a source of leprosy among other things. Parmentier carried out a series of publicity stunts, which led to the acceptance of potatoes in France and then throughout Europe.

The station was opened in 1937 when Line 1 was expanded from Porte Maillot to Pont de Neuilly and the "avenue Neuilly" was renamed "avenue Charles de Gaulle".

Places of interest

Nearby on the northern edge of the Bois de Boulogne are the Musée national des Arts et Traditions populaires and the Jardin d'Acclimatation. One of the exits is in front of the private gate into the offices of the M6 television channel.


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