Picpus (Paris Métro)

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Picpus (M)
Station Picpus.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
Bel-Air Nation
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Paris map with arrondissements.jpg
Location of metro station

Picpus is a station on line 6 of the Paris Métro in the 12th arrondissement. The station is located under the Avenue de Saint-Mandé, to the west of the crossroads with the Boulevard de Picpus. There is only one entrance/exit, located on the southern side of the Avenue de Saint-Mandé.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 1 March 1909 as Saint-Mandé with the extension of the line from Place d'Italie to Nation. It is named after the district of Picpus and the Boulevard de Picpus. It was renamed Picpus on 1 March 1937 to avoid confusion with Saint-Mandé on line 1. The station has the additional name of Courteline, named after author Georges Courteline (1858–1929). It was the location of the Barrière de Saint-Mandé, 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 in the nineteenth century.[1][2][3]

Places of interest[edit]

Station layout[edit]

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

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barrière de Saint-Mandé, picture" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 21 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Barrière de Saint-Mandé, picture" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 21 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Barrière de Saint-Mandé" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 21 October 2009. 



Coordinates: 48°50′43″N 2°24′02″E / 48.84515°N 2.400494°E / 48.84515; 2.400494