Dugommier (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 Dugommier, which was named after Jacques François Dugommier (1738–1794), a general and member of the Convention, which governed France, 1792–1795. It was the location of the Barrière de Charenton, 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 during the nineteenth century.

Nearby are the Promenade Plantée—a long elevated garden along the abandoned railway which led to the former Gare de La Bastille railway station—and the town hall of the 12th arrondissement.

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