Dupleix (Paris Métro)

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Dupleix (M)
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Date opened 24 April 1906 (1906)
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 15th arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 6
Direction
Charles de Gaulle – Étoile
Direction
Nation
Bir-Hakeim La Motte-Picquet - Grenelle
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Location of metro station

Dupleix is an elevated station of the Paris Métro serving line 6 in the Boulevard de Grenelle in the 15th arrondissement. The track and station form an elevated viaduct in the centre of and above the Boulevard de Grenelle. There is an open street market under the station twice a week.

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. It is named after the nearby Place Dupleix, a square commemorating Joseph François Dupleix, marquis of Landrecies and Paris, an administrator and colonizer of India. The station was the location of the Barrière de Grenelle, 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]

Dupleix station shortly after opening

Station layout[edit]

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 (Bir-Hakeim)
toward Nation Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg toward Nation (La Motte-Picquet – Grenelle)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
1F Mezzanine for platform connection
Street Level

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barrière de Grenelle, picture" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Barrière de Grenelle, picture" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Barrière de Grenelle" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 


Coordinates: 48°51′01″N 2°17′37″E / 48.850392°N 2.293611°E / 48.850392; 2.293611