Nation (East entrance/exit), Place de la Nation - Paris, 12th adronn.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 48° 50.877 E 002° 23.697
31U E 455610 N 5410730
Quick Description: Not all Metro entrances/exits are clearly marked. This east entrance/exit allows easy access into the eastern neighborhood. Serves lines 1, 2, 6 and 9.
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 11/29/2019 10:32:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM11PXV
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Long Description:
"For many centuries, the capital was surrounded by a wall, fortified or not depending on the period. Remnants of one of the portes, or gates, used to enter Paris, can still be seen at Place de la Nation.

Before looking like it does now, Place de la Nation was a vast meadow stretching between Paris and Vincennes, where the kings resided. It was named Place du Trône (throne) in the 17th century when Louis XIV and the Infanta Maria Theresa entered the capital there on August 26, 1660, announcing the Sun King’s marriage.

Two centuries later, things were less festive: in 1793, over a thousand people were guillotined in six weeks at the height of the Terror. Place du Trône was renamed Place du Trône-Renversé (the overthrown throne).

It is one of the few squares in Paris where traces of the former tax posts, called barrières d’octroi, remain, which were neoclassical pavilions and Doric columns built into the Farmers-General wall by architect Claude Nicolas Ledoux (1736-1806). In 1845, two royal statues of Philippe Auguste and Saint Louis were added to the columns. Not until July 14, 1880 did the Place du Trône become once and for all Place de la Nation.

In 1899, a sculpture by Jules Dalou (1838-1902), ‘the Triumph of the Republic’, was added to the centre of the square. " (from (visit link) )
Is there other puplic transportation in the area?: Yes

What level is the station?: Below street level

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