The George V Métro station, on Line 1 under the Champs-Élysées, was renamed after the late Queen for the day.
Queen Elizabeth II visits Paris Flower Market on June 7, 2014.
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The station was named George V after the late Queen’s grandfather, King George V.
RATP added in reply to a question from a customer: “The change is temporary and we are only changing one out of two plates so as not to create trouble or problems for our travelers.”
The tribute comes on the day of the Queen’s funeral, which French President Emmanuel Macron attended.
“She held a special status in France and a special place in the hearts of the French people,” the Élysée Palace said in a statement.
The Queen “loved France, which loved her back,” it added.
Queen Elizabeth II held the record for most visits to the Élysée Palace for a foreign sovereign. At various occasions, including the six state visits she made to France, the Queen has met with all eight presidents of the French Fifth Republic, which was established in 1959, according to the statement.
The Queen was fluent in French and made several public speeches in French while visiting the country.
“She who stood with the giants of the twentieth century on the path of history has now left to join them,” the statement said.