Trocadéro (Paris Métro)

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History

The station opened on 2 October 1900 as a branch of line 1 from Étoile to Trocadéro. On 5 November 1903 this line was extended to Passy and the line from Étoile to Trocadéro and Passy became known as line 2 South as part of a planned ring line around central Paris to be built under or over the boulevards built in place of the demolished Wall of the Farmers-General; this circle is now operated as two lines: 2 and 6. On 14 October 1907 the line from Étoile to Trocadéro, Place d'Italie and Gare du Nord became part of line 5. On 6 October 1942 the section of line 5 from Étoile to Trocadéro and Place d'Italie was transferred to line 6. The Line 9 platforms opened on 8 November 1922 as part of the first section of the line from Trocadéro to Exelmans.

The Place de Trocadéro owes its name to the fortified position in Puerto Real, on the Bay of Cadiz in the south of Spain, which was captured in the Battle of Trocadero by French troops led by Louis-Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, Charles X's son in 1823. This name was also given to the "Moorish" palace built for the World Fair of 1878. The palace was demolished in 1937 and was replaced by the current Palace of Chaillot.

The station is near the Barrière Sainte-Marie, 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 in 1830.

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Places of interest

The Palace of Chaillot shelters:

The Eiffel Tower and the Passy Cemetery are nearby as well as the musée du quai Branly, which now houses many of the objects once exhibited at the Trocadéro ethnographic museum (Musée de l'Homme);

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Close places of interest

Trocadéro (0.06 km)

For the origins of the word Trocadero, and other places where it has been used, see Trocadero (disambiguation). The Trocadéro,, site of the Palais de Chaillotis an area of Paris, France, in the 16th arrondissement, across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. The hill of the Trocadéro is the hill of Chaillot, a former village. Origin of the name The place was named in honour of the Battle of Trocadero, in which the fortified Isla del Trocadero, in southern Spain, was captured by French forces led by the Duc d'Angoulême, son of the future king, Charles X, on August 31, 1823.

Musée des Matériaux du Centre de Recherche sur les Monuments Historiques (0.09 km)

The Musée des Matériaux du Centre de Recherche sur les Monuments Historiques was a museum in the Palais de Chaillot at 9, avenue Albert de Mun, Paris, France, that displayed building materials used in historical monuments along with scale models of buildings. According to Museums of the World: Handbook of International Documentation and Information and the International directory of arts, it no longer exists.

Musée d'Ethnographie du Trocadéro (0.13 km)

The Musée d'Ethnographie du Trocadéro (Ethnographic Museum of the Trocadéro, also called simply the Musée du Trocadéro) was the first anthropological museum in Paris, founded in 1878. It closed in 1935 when the building that housed it, the Trocadéro Palace, was demolished; its descendant is the Musée de l'Homme, housed in the Palais de Chaillot on the same site, and its French collections formed the nucleus of the Musée National des Arts et Traditions Populaires, also in the Palais de Chaillot.

Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (0.15 km)

The Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (International Exposition dedicated to Art and Technology in Modern Life) was held from 25 May to 25 November 1937 in Paris, France. Both the Musée de l'Homme and the Palais de Tokyo, which houses the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, were created at this occasion. Exhibitions At first the centerpiece of the exposition was to be a tower ("Phare du Monde") which was to have a spiraling road to a parking garage located at the top and a hotel and restaurant located above that.

Musée du Cinéma – Henri Langlois (0.18 km)

The Musée du Cinema - Henri Langlois is a former museum of cinema history once located in the Palais de Chaillot, 1, place du Trocadéro, Paris, France. It was evacuated when the neighbor building, the Museum of French Sculpture was destroyed by fire in 1997. It has reopened in 2005 with the "Renoir/Renoir" exhbition. The museum was created in 1972 by Henri Langlois (1914–1977), a cinema enthusiast who also founded the Cinémathèque Française.

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