Paris stations renamed in honour of French World Cup stars

Bercy station has been renamed Bercy les Bleus. Photo: RATP.
Bercy station has been renamed Bercy les Bleus. Photo: RATP.

Operator RATP Group has renamed six Paris Metro stations in honour of the French football team after winning the 2018 World Cup at the weekend.

The full list of stations that have temporarily had their changed is as follows:

  • Avron is now Nous Avron Gagné (Translation: We Avron Won);
  • Charles de Gaulle-Etoile is now On a 2 Étoiles (Translation: We have 2 Stars);
  • Victor Hugo is now Victor Hugo Lloris (Named after the team’s goalkeeper);
  • Bercy is now Bercy Les Bleus;
  • Notre-Dame des Champs is now Notre Didier Deschamps (Named after the national team manager);
  • Champs Elysées-Clémenceau is now Deschamps Elysées-Clémenceau (Once more paying tribute to manager Didier Deschamps).

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A RATP spokesperson said (Translated from French): “After the success of the French football team against Croatia in the final of the 2018 Football World Cup on Sunday, the RATP group wanted to continue its support for the Blues by celebrating this victory with them, and with the all of his travellers.”

The Paris metro isn’t alone in honouring its country’s World Cup stars. Transport for London temporarily renamed an Underground station after England manager Gareth Southgate after he guided the team to their best World Cup performance since 1990.

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