La Motte-Picquet – Grenelle (Paris Métro)

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History

The elevated station first opened on 24 April 1906, as part of the extension of line 2 Sud (2 South) from Passy to Place d'Italie. On 14 October 1907, line 2 Sud was incorporated into line 5. On 12 October 1942 the section of line 5 between Étoile and Place d'Italie, including La Motte-Picquet Grenelle, was transferred to Line 6.

On 13 July 1913, underground platforms were opened as part of the original section of line 8 between Beaugrenelle (now Charles Michels) and Opéra via La Motte-Picquet Grenelle. The section of line 8 from La Motte-Picquet Grenelle to Charles Michels and Porte d'Auteuil was transferred to line 10 on 27 July 1937 when line 8 was extended to Balard and an underground track for line 10 was opened linking La Motte-Picquet Grenelle with Duroc.

Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte was a Louis XV and Louis XIV era Admiral of the French Royal Navy, noted for his involvement in French naval support for the Americans during the American Revolutionary War, notably in the Battle of Grenada and the Siege of Savannah.

The quartier of Grenelle was constituted as a peripheral commune to Paris during the second quarter of the 19th century and finally incorporated into the city in 1860 by the Baron Haussmann under Napoléon III.

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Grenelle (0.17 km)

Grenelle is a neighbourhood in southwestern Paris, France. It is a part of the 15th arrondissement of the city. The area takes it name from Latin Garanella, meaning a wooded area where rabbits live. The name eventually became Guarnelles and Garnelles before ending up with its modern-day name. There is currently a Boulevard de Grenelle which runs along the North delimitation of the quartier, and a Rue de Grenelle, a few kilometers North-East in the 7th arrondissement.

Grande Roue de Paris (0.35 km)

Grande Roue de Paris was a tall Ferris wheel built in 1900 for the Exposition Universelle world exhibition at Paris. The passenger cars were so large that they were removed from the wheel and used as homes for French families when the region was devastated by World War I. Théodore Vienne, the industrialist and founder of the Paris–Roubaix cycle race, was both owner and director of the Grande Roue de Paris. It was demolished in 1920. Almost 90 years passed between its construction and a taller wheel, the Cosmo Clock 21, being built in Japan.

Avenue Émile Zola (Paris Métro) (0.36 km)

Avenue Émile Zola is a station on line 10 of the Paris Metro in the 15th arrondissement. The station was opened on 13 July 1913 as part of the original section of line 8 between Beaugrenelle (now Charles Michels) and Opéra. On 29 July 1937 line 10 was extended from Duroc to La Motte-Picquet - Grenelle and the section of line 8 between La Motte-Picquet - Grenelle and Porte d'Auteuil, including Avenue Émile Zola was transferred to line 10. The station is named after a street commemorating Émile Zola.

Dupleix (Paris Métro) (0.36 km)

Dupleix is an elevated station of the Paris Métro serving line 6 in the Boulevard de Grenelle in the 15th arrondissement. The track and station form an elevated viaduct in the centre of and above the Boulevard de Grenelle. There is an open street market under the station twice a week. The station opened as part of the former Line 2 South on 24 April 1906, when it was extended from Passy to Place d'Italie. On 14 October 1907 Line 2 South was incorporated into Line 5. It was incorporated into line 6 on 12 October 1942.

Cambronne (Paris Métro) (0.4 km)

Cambronne is an elevated station of the Paris Métro serving line 6 at the Place Cambronne in the 15th arrondissement. The station opened as part of the former Line 2 South on 24 April 1906, when it was extended from Passy to Place d'Italie. On 14 October 1907 Line 2 South was incorporated into Line 5. It was incorporated into line 6 on 12 October 1942. The Place Cambronne commemorates Vicomte Pierre Cambronne (1770–1842) who was a general at the Battle of Waterloo.

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