Philippe Auguste

Local namePhilippe Auguste
Location11th arrondissement of Paris, France

Philippe Auguste is a station on Paris Métro Line 2, on the border of the 11th and 20th arrondissements.

The station was opened on 31 January 1903 as part of the extension of line 2 from Anvers to Bagnolet. The station is named after the Avenue Philippe Auguste, after King Philip II of France, making it the only station in Paris named for French royalty. It was the location of the Barrière des Rats, 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 1840.The famous Père Lachaise Cemetery is nearby.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippe_Auguste_(Paris_Métro)

Address 149 Boulevard de Charonne, Paris 75011, France

Coordinates 48°51'29.722" N 2°23'24.599" E

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