Cambronne (Paris Métro)

Cambronne (French pronunciation: ​[kɑ̃bʁɔn]) is an elevated station on Line 6 of the Paris Métro. Located in the 15th arrondissement, it serves Place Cambronne, after which it is named.

Cambronne
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Cambronne Metro station, Paris September 2013 002.jpg
Location15th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°50′51″N 2°18′11″E / 48.847537°N 2.302937°E / 48.847537; 2.302937Coordinates: 48°50′51″N 2°18′11″E / 48.847537°N 2.302937°E / 48.847537; 2.302937
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
History
Opened24 April 1906 (1906-04-24)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 6
toward Nation
Location
Cambronne is located in Paris
Cambronne
Cambronne
Location within Paris

HistoryEdit

The station opened as part of the former Line 2 South on 24 April 1906, when it was extended from Passy to Place d'Italie. On 14 October 1907, Line 2 South was incorporated into Line 5. It was incorporated into line 6 on 12 October 1942. Place Cambronne commemorates Vicomte Pierre Cambronne (1770–1842) who was a general at the Battle of Waterloo. The station was the location of the Barrière de l'École-Militaire, a gate built for the collection of taxation as part of the Wall of the Farmers-General; the gate was built between 1784 and 1788 and demolished before 1859.[1][2]


Station layoutEdit

Platform level Side platform, doors will open on the right
toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile     toward Charles de Gaulle–Étoile (La Motte-Picquet – Grenelle)
toward Nation     toward Nation (Sèvres – Lecourbe)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
1F Mezzanine for platform connection
Street Level

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Barrière de l'École-Militaire, picture" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
  2. ^ "Barrière de l'École-Militaire" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 20 December 2009.