Dugommier (Paris Métro)

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Dugommier
Dugommier métro 01.jpg
Date opened 1 March 1909 (1909)
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 12th arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 6
Direction
Charles de Gaulle – Étoile
Direction
Nation
Bercy Daumesnil
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Location of metro station

Dugommier is a station of the Paris Métro on line 6 in the 12th arrondissement.

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). It is named after the Rue Dugommier, which was named after Jacques François Dugommier (1738–1794), a general and member of the Convention, which governed France, 1792–1795. It was the location of the Barrière de Charenton, 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 during the nineteenth century.[1][2]

Nearby are the Promenade Plantée—a 4.5 kilometres (2.8 mi) long elevated garden along the abandoned railway which led to the former Gare de La Bastille railway station—and the town hall of the 12th arrondissement.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile (Bercy)
toward Nation Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg toward Nation (Daumesnil)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

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


Coordinates: 48°50′20.58″N 2°23′23.87″E / 48.8390500°N 2.3899639°E / 48.8390500; 2.3899639