Argentine

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About Argentine

  • Transit Lines: Paris Metro Line 1
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Argentine (French pronunciation: [aʁʒɑ̃tin]) is a station on Paris Métro Line 1 on the boundary between the 16th and the 17th arrondissements of Paris in the western area of the city. Like most stations on Line 1, Argentine station lies on an east-west route through Paris from Vincennes in the east to La Défense in the west. Specifically, the station is underneath Avenue de la Grand Armée, the extension of the Champs-Élysées west of the Arc de Triomphe, at its intersection with Rue d'Argentine. In relation to the rest of the city, Argentine straddles the border between the 16th and 17th arrondissements of Paris. Argentine station opened on 1 September 1900, six weeks after the opening of the initial segment of Line 1 between Porte de Vincennes and Porte Maillot, as part of the gradual opening of stations on the inaugural line of the Métro. Upon its opening, the station was known as Obligado, the name of the cross-street at the time, in turn named after the Battle of Vuelta de Obligado, an Anglo-French victory over the Argentine Republic in 1845 commanded by Juan Manuel de Rosas. The name remained until 25 May 1948, when Rue Obligado was renamed Rue d'Argentine as a mark of respect

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