The Franklin D. Roosevelt station services Metro Lines 1 and 9. It is located in the western half of Paris and in fare zone 1. Its access points are along Champs Elysees and avenue Montaigne.
The station was originally not one but two, as both were part of separate railways. The Marbeuf served Line 1 and was opened in 1900. It was named after marquise de Marbeuf who was applauded for developing the area in the 18th century but was later a victim of the guillotine during the Reign of Terror. The second station was called Rond-Point des Champs Elysees. They were merged in 1942. Four years later the large station was renamed Franklin D. Roosevelt, after the American President who was a great ally of France during World War II.
The station itself is quite an interesting work of art. It was renovated after World War II in a new technique known as gemmail, or glass brick in English. Franklin D. Roosevelt also offers access to other touristy places like the Petit and Grand Palais and the Champs Elysees.
Franklin D. Roosevelt is situated close to the department store strip that includes Virgin, Cartes IGN as well as the designer boutiques on avenue Montaigne that feature the likes of Dior, Chanel, Valentino and Bulgari.
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