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Jacques Bonsergent (Paris Métro)

Jacques Bonsergent
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Jacques Bonsergent subway station
Location19, boul. de Magenta
30, boul. de Magenta
10th arrondissement of Paris
Coordinates48°52′16″N 2°21′40″E / 48.871°N 2.361°E / 48.871; 2.361
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
Opened17 December 1906 (1906-12-17)
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 5
Jacques Bonsergent is located in Paris
Jacques Bonsergent
Jacques Bonsergent
Location within Paris

Jacques Bonsergent is a station of the Paris Métro, serving line 5.

The name refers to the Place Jacques Bonsergent, named for Jacques Bonsergent, an engineer who became the first Parisian (and possibly first French) civilian executed by the German occupation in 1940. The station was named Lancry until 1946.

Bonsergent was born at Malestroit, in 1912 and was condemned to death by a German military tribunal on 5 December 1940 after being accused, and found guilty, of an act of violence against German soldiers during the night of 10 November.

The execution was carried out on 23 December 1940 at the Bois de Vincennes; the commanding officer was Général Otto von Stülpnagel. Bonsergent's remains lie in the cemetery at Malestroit, Brittany.

Note: The entrance to the station is in Place Jacques Bonsergent, on the east side of Boulevard de Magenta, and not as shown on Google map.

Station layout

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection
Line 5 platforms Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 5 toward Place d'Italie (République)
Northbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 5 toward Bobigny – Pablo Picasso (Gare de l'Est)
Side platform, doors will open on the right