Chevaleret (Paris Métro)

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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). It is named after the Rue de Chevaleret, a street that already existed in 1670, and was named after the locality, which in turn was probably named after its owner.

Nearby are the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital and the Ministry of Finance.

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Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital (0.32 km)

The Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital (Groupe hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière) is a celebrated teaching hospital in Paris. Part of the Assistance publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, it is one of Europe's largest hospitals. History The Salpêtrière was originally a gunpowder factory ("salpêtre" being a constituent of gunpowder), but was converted to a dumping ground for the poor of Paris. It served as a prison for prostitutes, and a holding place for the mentally disabled, criminally insane, epileptics, and the poor; it was also notable for its population of rats.

Rue Zadkine (0.35 km)

Rue Zadkine is a commercial street in the XIIIe arrondissement of Paris, named after the sculptor of Russian descent Ossip Zadkine. It runs from the Rue Baudoin to the Rue Duchefdelaville. It has a length of some 90m, and broadens from a width of 15m to 25m along its length. The closest métro stations are: Chevaleret (approx. 300 m) Bibliothèque François Mitterrand (approx. 400 m). It is within a kilometer of the following notable sites: Bibliothèque Nationale de France; Pont de Bercy; Pont de Tolbiac.

Quai de la Gare (Paris Métro) (0.42 km)

Quai de la Gare is a station of the Paris Métro serving line 6 at the intersection of the Quai de la Gare and the Boulevard Vincent Auriol in the 13th arrondissement. 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). It is named after the Quai de la Gare on the south bank of the Seine, which was a wharf opened in 1770 and serving the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital.

Nationale (Paris Métro) (0.44 km)

Nationale is an elevated station of the Paris Métro serving line 6 at the intersection of the Rue Nationale and the Boulevard Vincent Auriol in the 13th arrondissement. 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). It is named after the Rue Nationale, which commemorates the National Guard. This was a middle-class militia created on 13 July 1789 for the maintenance of law and order in Paris.

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