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Denfert Rochereau area

Denfert-Rochereau is a station on the Paris Mtro and RER systems.

Formerly it was a terminus of the Ligne de Sceaux, a surface suburban railway. It was rebuilt as an underground station, though the original station building survives and has been restored.

Its name refers to Place Denfert-Rochereau, named for the 19th-century general Pierre Denfert-Rochereau, who led the resistance of Belfort to a siege during the Franco-Prussian War. The name change would have been easy to remember as the square had been previously called Place d'Enfer.
Place Denfert-Rochereau, previously known as Place d'Enfer, is located in the XIVe arrondissement of Paris, France, in the Montparnasse area and is situated at the intersection of boulevards Raspail, Arago and Saint-Jacques, and avenues Ren Coty, Gnral Leclerc, Denfert-Rochereau and rue Froidevaux. Its coordinates are 48503.66N 21956.62E / 48.83435, 2.3323944Coordinates: 48503.66N 21956.62E / 48.83435, 2.3323944.

It is named after Pierre Philippe Denfert-Rochereau, French commander during the Siege of Belfort in the Franco-Prussian War.

The Place is dominated by The Lion of Belfort statue (a copy of that in Belfort) and is also the location of the Paris Catacombs museum.

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