Bercy (Paris Métro)

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Bercy Handicapped/disabled access (M)
Metro de Paris - Bercy 01.jpg
Date opened 1909 (1909)
Accesses Place du Bataillon du Pacifique (three)
48 boul. de Bercy x rue Corbineau
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 12th arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 6
Direction
Charles de Gaulle – Étoile
Direction
Nation
Quai de la Gare Dugommier
Paris Métro Line 14
Direction
Saint-Lazare
Direction
Olympiades
Gare de Lyon Cour Saint-Émilion
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Location of metro station

Bercy is a station of the Paris Métro, serving lines 6 and 14 at the intersection of the Boulevard de Bercy and the Rue de Bercy in the neighbourhood of Bercy and the 12th arrondissement.

History[edit]

The station opened on 1 March 1909 with the opening of the original section of line 6 from Place d'Italie to Nation (although part of line 5—some dating back to 2 October 1900—was incorporated into line 6 on 12 October 1942). The line 14 platforms were opened on 15 October 1998 as part of the original section of the line from Madeleine to Bibliothèque François Mitterrand. It is named after the streets it is situated in and the neighbourhood of Bercy, which is mentioned in a document written in 1134. Over the centuries the Lords of Bercy built a castle there which eventually covered a third of the commune of Bercy, which was absorbed into Paris in 1860. It was the location of the Barrière de Bercy, 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 in the nineteenth century.[1][2][3]

Nearby Attractions[edit]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine to Exits/Entrances
B2
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound  (M) (6) toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile (Quai de la Gare)
Eastbound  (M) (6) toward Nation (Dugommier)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
B3
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Northbound  (M) (14) toward Saint-Lazare (Gare de Lyon)
Southbound  (M) (14) toward Olympiades (Cour Saint-Émilion)
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Barrière de Bercy, picture" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Barrière de Bercy, picture" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Barrière de Bercy" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 

References[edit]

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




Coordinates: 48°50′24″N 2°22′50″E / 48.83993°N 2.380418°E / 48.83993; 2.380418