Germaine Tailleferre

Paris has inaugurated the new tramline T 9 from Porte de Choisy, in the south of the capital, to Orly. It’s a very musical line since three stations are named after musicians, Ludwig van Beethoven, Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle and Germaine Tailleferre.

Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1993) lived in the region where this tramway is circulating, the Val de Marne. Rouget de Lisle (1760-1836), the composer of the French national anthem, La Marseillaise, was buried in Choisy-le-Roi, a city crossed by the tram. The composer’s remains were transferred to the Dôme des Invalides in 1915.

Le name Beethoven/Concorde comes from a station at the intersection of the roads with the same names in Vitry-sur-Seine.

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