Pyramides (Paris Métro)

The images and aerial photographs further below present data about Pyramides (Paris Métro). Pyramides is a station of the Paris Métro. It is named after the Rue des Pyramides, which commemorates the victory in 1798 of Napoleon Bonaparte's Armée d’Orient over the Mamluks of Murad Bey in the Battle of the Pyramids in Egypt. The line 7 station opened in 1916 and the line 14 station was opened at the line's inception in 1998.

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