Picpus (Paris Métro)
The clickable images and aerial photographs below illustrate information about Picpus (Paris Métro). Picpus is a station on line 6 of the Paris Métro in the 12th arrondissement. The station is located under the Avenue de Saint-Mandé, to the west of the crossroads with the Boulevard de Picpus. There is only one entrance/exit, located on the southern side of the Avenue de Saint-Mandé.
The station was opened on 1 March 1909 as Saint-Mandé with the extension of the line from Place d'Italie to Nation. It is named after the district of Picpus and the Boulevard de Picpus. It was renamed Picpus on 1 March 1937 to avoid confusion with Saint-Mandé on line 1. The station has the additional name of Courteline, named after author Georges Courteline (1858–1929). It was the location of the Barrière de Saint-Mandé, 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 in the nineteenth century.
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Places of interest
- Square Courteline
- Picpus Cemetery, where, in particular, General La Fayette is buried
- Church of l'Immaculée Conception