Exelmans (Paris Métro)
Exelmans (French: [ɛɡzɛlmɑ̃] (listen)) 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.
|Paris Métro station|
|Location||16th arrondissement of Paris|
|Opened||8 November 1922|
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.
|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|
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- Roland, Gérard (2003). Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton.