Balard (Paris Métro)

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History

The station was opened on 27 July 1937 as part of the extension of line 8 from La Motte-Picquet - Grenelle. The tramway line 3 (now 3a) stop opened on 16 December 2006 as part of the initial section of the line between Pont du Garigliano and Porte d'Ivry. The station is named after the Place Balard, named after Antoine Jerome Balard, a French chemist and the discoverer of bromine.

Future

In order to increase connections with tramway line 2 (T2) at Porte de Versailles, RATP has considered creating a southern access point; however, the nature of the surrounding area has compromised the possibility of the project's completion.

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Location

Nearby are the:

  • Aquaboulevard, a leisure complex with cinemas
  • Parc André Citroën, a modern park
  • Héliport de Paris - Issy-les-Moulineaux, Paris' heliport

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Lourmel (Paris Métro) (0.39 km)

Lourmel is a station on line 8 of the Paris Métro. The station was opened on 27 July 1937 as part of the extension of line 8 from La Motte-Picquet - Grenelle to Balard. The station is named after the Rue de Lourmel, named after General Frédéric Henri Le Normand de Lourmel, who was killed at the Battle of Inkerman where the Franco-British armies defeated the Russian armies under Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov during the Crimean War.

ENSTA ParisTech (0.42 km)

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