Créteil — Préfecture (Hôtel de Ville)


Europe, France, Val-de-Marne

Créteil - Préfecture is a station on line 8 of the Paris Métro in the commune of Créteil. It is the southern terminus of the line as is on the surface. The station opened on 10 September 1974 with the extension of the line from Créteil - L'Échat. Its name refers to the nearby prefecture (administrative headquarters of the department) of the Val-de-Marne. The 40 hectares (99 acres) lake of Créteil was opened nearby in 1970 in a former quarry. Line 8 is being extended 1.3 km east to Créteil - Pointe du Lac, with opening scheduled in the autumn of 2011.