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The Gare d’Austerlitz (Austerlitz Station), Paris, France

March 10th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 
 

The Gare d'Austerlitz (Austerlitz Station) is a railway station in Paris. It is situated on the left bank of the Seine in the southwestern part of the city, in the 13th arrondissement. Since the introduction of the TGV Atlantique — served by the Gare Montparnasse — Austerlitz has lost most of its long-distance southwestern services. It is used by some 25 million passengers annually, about half the number passing through Montparnasse.

The station takes its name from the Czech town Slavkov u Brna (German: Austerlitz). Napoleon Bonaparte defeated the superior numbers of the Third Coalition on December 2, 1805 there in the Battle of Austerlitz. In addition to the train station, the warship Austerlitz of the French Navy and the Quai d'Austerlitz in Paris were named memory of this victory.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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