Quai de la Rapée (Paris Métro)

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Unusually, this station is located at ground level, and is open-air in plan; however, the station plunges abruptly into tunnels at either end. It was submerged during the historic flood of 1910.

The name, previously Pont d'Austerlitz and Mazas, refers to the Quai de la Rapée, named for the Sieur de la Rapée, commissioner of war under Louis XV.

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Gare d'Austerlitz (Paris Métro) (0.38 km)

Gare d'Austerlitz is a station on the Paris Métro, serving line 5 and forming the eastern terminus of line 10 in the 5th and the 13th arrondissements. The Line 5 station is open to the exterior though under the roof of the mainline Gare d'Austerlitz. Leaving this station to cross the Seine, Line 5 goes into a pronounced drop and curve known as le toboggan ("the slide"). The station was opened on 26 April 1931 with the opening of the original section of line 10 between Place d'Italie and Gare d'Orléans, as Gare d'Austerlitz was then known.

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