Alésia is a station of the Paris Métro on line 4 in the 14th arrondissement. The line 4 platforms were opened on 30 October 1909 when the southern section of the line opened between Raspail and Porte d'Orléans. The name refers to Rue d'Alésia, named for the Battle of Alesia between the Gauls of Vercingetorix and the Romans of Julius Caesar.
Lowry refers to the metro station in 'Hotel Room in Chartres'; "..but by the time he reached the Alesia metro, his footsteps were faltering, and he was looking around. His wife was not following. By the time he had stripped his ticket from his metro carnet, he was feeling bereaved". Psalms Pg. 20