Boulevard de Magenta

The boulevard de Magenta is located in the Ninth and Tenth arrondissements of Paris, France.

Boulevard de Magenta
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View of boulevard de Magenta
Boulevard de Magenta is located in Paris
Boulevard de Magenta
Shown within Paris
Length1,920 m (6,300 ft)
Width30 m (98 ft)
Arrondissement9th, 10th
Quarterquartier Saint-Vincent-de-Paul quartier de la Porte-Saint-Denis quartier de la Porte-Saint-Martin
Coordinates48°52′32″N 2°21′24″E / 48.87556°N 2.35667°E / 48.87556; 2.35667Coordinates: 48°52′32″N 2°21′24″E / 48.87556°N 2.35667°E / 48.87556; 2.35667
Fromplace de la République
Toboulevard de la Chapelle
Construction
Completion1855 and 1859
Denomination1855

It begins at place de la République and 1, rue Beaurepaire, and ends at 1, boulevard de Rochechouart and 53, boulevard de la Chapelle.

An immeuble de rapport on the boulevard de Magenta

EtymologyEdit

It is named after the battle of Magenta, a battle fought on 4 June 1859 near Magenta in Italy. It was a victory by the Piedmontais of the kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia and by the French armée d'Italie under general Patrice de MacMahon and Napoléon III over the Austrians under Guylay.

HistoryEdit

The creation of the boulevard de Magenta was part of the Hausmannian transformation of Paris. It was completed in 1855 between rue du Faubourg-Saint-Martin and the boulevard de Rochechouart (the boulevard here in fact follows the route of the old rue du Nord which formed a part of an 1827 subdivision) and in 1859 between place de la République and rue du Faubourg-Saint-Martin.

StationsEdit

MétroEdit

RER stationEdit

The RER station Magenta is located to the east of the gare du Nord and named after this boulevard, even if it is not truly under it. It is served by RER line E.

MonumentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Paris cinema". Paris Digest. 2018. Retrieved 2018-09-13. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

SourcesEdit

  • Jacques Hillairet, Dictionnaire historique des rues de Paris, Minuit, Paris, 1963 (ISBN 2-7073-1054-9)

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