Trocadéro (Paris Métro)

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Trocadéro (M)
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Date opened 2 October 1900 (1900)
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 16th arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 6
Direction
Charles de Gaulle – Étoile
Direction
Nation
Boissière Passy
Paris Métro Line 9
Direction
Pont de Sèvres
Direction
Mairie de Montreuil
Rue de la Pompe Iéna
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Location of metro station

Trocadéro is a station on lines 6 and 9 of the Paris Métro in the 16th arrondissement and named after the Place du Trocadéro.

History[edit]

The Eiffel Tower from the Trocadero

The station opened on 2 October 1900 as a branch of line 1 from Étoile to Trocadéro. On 5 November 1903 this line was extended to Passy and the line from Étoile to Trocadéro and Passy became known as line 2 South as part of a planned ring line around central Paris to be built under or over the boulevards built in place of the demolished Wall of the Farmers-General; this circle is now operated as two lines: 2 and 6. On 14 October 1907 the line from Étoile to Trocadéro, Place d'Italie and Gare du Nord became part of line 5. On 6 October 1942 the section of line 5 from Étoile to Trocadéro and Place d'Italie was transferred to line 6. The Line 9 platforms opened on 8 November 1922 as part of the first section of the line from Trocadéro to Exelmans.

The Place de Trocadéro owes its name to the fortified position in Puerto Real, on the Bay of Cadiz in the south of Spain, which was captured in the Battle of Trocadero by French troops led by Louis-Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, Charles X's son in 1823. This name was also given to the "Moorish" palace built for the World Fair of 1878. The palace was demolished in 1937 and was replaced by the current Palace of Chaillot.

The station is near the Barrière Sainte-Marie, 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 1830.[1][2]

Places of interest[edit]

The Palace of Chaillot shelters:

The Eiffel Tower and the Passy Cemetery are nearby as well as the musée du quai Branly, which now houses many of the objects once exhibited at the Trocadéro ethnographic museum (Musée de l'Homme);

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Line 6 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile (Boissière)
Eastbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg toward Nation (Passy)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Line 9 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 9 jms.svg toward Pont de Sèvres (Rue de la Pompe)
Eastbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 9 jms.svg toward Mairie de Montreuil (Iéna)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]

MF 67 on Line 9 at Trocadéro

References[edit]

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



Coordinates: 48°51′48″N 2°17′13″E / 48.863301°N 2.287061°E / 48.863301; 2.287061