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It is connected to the Bir-Hakeim métro station and to the 15th arrondissement by the Pont de Bir-Hakeim, which was opened in 1906 and classified as an historic monument. It is close to the Maison de Radio France, the headquarters of Radio France.
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The station opened as part of the former Line 2 South on 6 November 1903, when it was extended from Trocadéro 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. It was named after the old village of Passy, and the Rue de Passy near the station. The villages of Passy, Chaillot and Auteuil were incorporated into Paris under Napoleon III in 1860 to form, with the Bois de Boulogne, the current 16th arrondissement of Paris. The station is near the location of the Barrière de Passy, 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 before 1859.
Passy station lies above Rue de l'Alboni where the street becomes pedestrianised as a result of a steep grade. Like most Métro stations, it has two tracks and two side platforms; trains on the Métro run on the right, rather than the left as they do in the rest of France. To the west, trains enter a tunnel underneath the higher portion above Rue de l'Alboni.
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Passy (0.13 km)Passy is an area of Paris, France, located in the XVIe arrondissement, on the Right Bank. It is traditionally home to many of the city's wealthiest residents. Passy was formerly a commune. It was annexed to Paris in 1860.
Musée Clemenceau (0.2 km) The Musée Clemenceau is a house museum located in the 16th arrondissement at 8, rue Benjamin Franklin, Paris, France. It is open in the afternoons of Tuesday through Saturday, except in August; an admission fee is charged. The closest métro stations are Passy and Trocadéro. The museum preserves the apartment and garden of Georges Clemenceau (1841–1929), French statesman and writer, who lived there from 1895 until his death. The museum opened to the public in 1931, and preserves the apartment as it was on the day of his death.
Lycée Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague (0.22 km) Lycée Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague is a Roman Catholic school in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. The school includes an elementary school (école primaire), a middle school (collège) with about 600 students, and a high school (lycée) with about 500 students. The primary school is at 15, rue Louis David while the middle school, high school, and preparatory classes are at 12, rue Benjamin Franklin.
Pont de Bir-Hakeim (0.26 km)The pont de Bir-Hakeim, formerly the pont de Passy, is a bridge that crosses the Seine River in Paris, France. It connects the city's 15th and 16th arrondissements, and passes through the île aux Cygnes. The bridge, made of steel, is the second to have stood at the site. It was constructed between 1903 and 1905, replacing an earlier bridge that had been erected in 1878. An arch bridge, it is 237 metres (777 ft) long and 24.7 metres (81 ft) wide. The bridge has two levels: one for motor vehicles and pedestrians, and a viaduct above, through which passes Line 6 of the Paris Métro.
Maison de Balzac (0.44 km)The Maison de Balzac is a house museum in the former residence of French novelist Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850). It is located in the 16th arrondissement at 47, rue Raynouard, Paris, France, and open daily except Mondays and holidays; admission to the house is free, but a fee is charged for its temporary exhibitions. The nearest métro and RER stations are Passy and Avenue du Président Kennedy. The modest house, with its courtyard and garden, is located within the residential district of Passy near the Bois de Boulogne.
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