Bercy (Paris Métro)

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History

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). The line 14 platforms were opened on 15 October 1998 as part of the original section of the line from Madeleine to Bibliothèque François Mitterrand. It is named after the streets it is situated in and the neighbourhood of Bercy, which is mentioned in a document written in 1134. Over the centuries the Lords of Bercy built a castle there which eventually covered a third of the commune of Bercy, which was absorbed into Paris in 1860. It was the location of the Barrière de Bercy, 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.

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Close places of interest

Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy (0.2 km)

Opened in 1984, Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, often abbreviated as POPB or Bercy, is an indoor sports arena and concert hall on boulevard de Bercy located in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. The closest métro station is Bercy. Designed by the architectural firm Andrault-Parat, Prouvé and Guvan, it can be can be easily recognized by its pyramidal shape and its walls covered with sloping lawn. Thanks to its design and modularity Paris-Bercy is a unique place, allowing a range of technical applications for unlimited sound, lighting and special effects.

Paris Masters (0.28 km)

The Paris Masters is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players held in Paris, France. It is played indoors at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy. The event is part of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour. Prior to 1990 it was a premier tournament of the Grand Prix Tour and part of the Grand Prix Championship Series. The event is usually the final tournament on the tour before the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals. Because of its sponsorship, the event is officially known as the BNP Paribas Masters.

Minister of the Economy, Finances and Industry (France) (0.35 km)

The Minister of the Economy, Finances and Industry (Ministère de l'Économie, des Finances et de l'Industrie), called the Minister of Finance for short, is one of the most prominent positions in the cabinet of France after the Prime Minister. It now has a colleague of equal rank: the Minister for the Budget, Public Accounts, the Civil Service and State Reform (Ministre du budget, des comptes publics, de la fonction publique et de la réforme de l'État). This ministry is responsible for the government real estate strategy through Service France Domaine.

Pont de Bercy (0.45 km)

The Pont de Bercy is a bridge over the Seine in Paris, France. The structure links the 12th and 13th arrondissements of Paris by extending the Boulevard de Bercy and the Boulevard Vincent-Auriol. In addition to roadway, the bridge also carries line 6 of the Paris Metro. History The Pont de Bercy was built at the site of another bridge, a suspension bridge opened in 1832 to replace a ferry that had become overcrowded and thus exceeded its tonnage limit.

Bercy (0.48 km)

Bercy is a neighborhood in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. It is the city's 47th administrative neighborhood. History Some of the oldest vestiges of human occupation in Paris were found on the territory of Bercy, dating from the late Neolithic (between 4000 and 3800 BC). The name of Bercy, or Bercix, appeared for the first time in property deeds in the twelfth century. The area belonged for a time to the Montmorency family before passing to the Malons family, who had an old manor house expanded by Le Vau.

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