Exelmans (Paris Métro)

Exelmans (French: [ɛɡzɛlmɑ̃] (About this soundlisten)) is a station on line 9 of the Paris Métro on the Boulevard Exelmans. The station opened on 8 November 1922 with the opening of the first section of the line from Trocadéro.

Exelmans
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Exelmans station (Paris Metro).JPG
Location16th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°50′33″N 2°15′34″E / 48.842405°N 2.259549°E / 48.842405; 2.259549Coordinates: 48°50′33″N 2°15′34″E / 48.842405°N 2.259549°E / 48.842405; 2.259549
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
History
Opened8 November 1922 (1922-11-08)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 9
Location
Exelmans is located in Paris
Exelmans
Exelmans
Location within Paris

Rémi Joseph Isidore Exelmans (1775–1852) was a general of Napoleon's cavalry. He was captured by Spanish guerrillas in 1811, but managed to escape from a boat in the English Channel while being taken to England. He distinguished himself at the battle of Rocquencourt, the last battle fought by Napoleon's Grande Armée, on 1 July 1815. He received the Grand Cross of the Légion d'honneur in 1850 and was made a Marshal of France in 1851.

Station layoutEdit

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Line 9 platforms Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound     toward Pont de Sèvres (Porte de Saint-Cloud)
Eastbound     toward Mairie de Montreuil (Michel-Ange – Molitor)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

ReferencesEdit

  • Roland, Gérard (2003). Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton.