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metro coming in .... Porte d'Orléans (Paris, Métro) - Métro Dupleix

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Porte d'Orléans

(Général Leclerc) is a station of the Paris Métro, currently the southern terminus of line 4. It is situated in the 14th Arrondissement, in the quartier of Petit-Montrouge.

 

The station is named for its position at the Porte d'Orléans, the beginning of the road from Paris to Orléans (route nationale 20, or N20).

Its subtitle is for the World War II general Philippe Leclerc de Hautecloque, known by his nom de guerre of Général Leclerc.

 

On August 25, 1944, Leclerc entered Paris via the Porte d'Orléans with tanks of the 2nd armed division, on his way to liberate Paris from the German occupation.

 

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Date opened 1909

Accesses Av. Ernest Reyer × av. du Général Leclerc (three)

140, av. du Général Leclerc

134, boul. Brune

108, boul. Jourdan

117, boul. Jourdan

Rue de la Légion Étrangère × Av. Ernest Reyer

Municipality/

Arrondissement the 14th arrondissement of Paris

 

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