Château de Vincennes (Paris Métro)

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Château de Vincennes (0.36 km)

The Château de Vincennes is a massive 14th and 17th century French royal castle in the town of Vincennes, to the east of Paris, now a suburb of the metropolis. History Like other more famous châteaux it had its origins in a hunting lodge, constructed for Louis VII about 1150 in the forest of Vincennes. In the 13th century, Philip Augustus and Louis IX erected a more substantial manor: Louis IX is reputed to have departed from Vincennes on the crusade from which he did not return.

Vincennes (Paris RER) (0.6 km)

Vincennes is a station on line A of the RER in Paris, serving the community of Vincennes. Service Vincennes is served by both eastern branches of the RER A line, the A2 towards Boissy-Saint-Léger, and the A4 towards Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy. It is the only station on the RER A in zone 2 and the last before the line splits into the A2 and A4.

Bérault (Paris Métro) (0.87 km)

Bérault is a station on Paris Métro Line 1. It is situated at the boundary between the communes of Saint-Mandé and Vincennes. It is named after the nearby Place Bérault, which honors a former deputy mayor of Vincennes (1796–1871). It also evokes the name of Bérault Stuart d'Aubigny, a captain of the guard at the Chateau de Vincennes c. 1500. The station was the second station to be retrofitted with platform screen doors during the automation of Line 1. The platforms were heightened on 28 and 29 July 2008 and the doors were installed in March 2009.

Lac de Saint-Mandé (1.39 km)

Lac de Saint-Mandé is a lake in Paris, France. Its surface area is 0.

Croix de Chavaux (Paris Métro) (1.56 km)

Croix de Chavaux is a station on line 9 of the Paris Métro, at the crossroads called Croix de Chavaux. The station was opened on 14 October 1937 with the extension of the line from Porte de Montreuil to Mairie de Montreuil. The "chavaux" in the name of the crossroads is probably a corruption of the French "chevaux" ("horses"). The "croix" (French for "cross) may be a reference to the crossroads or to a wayside cross.

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