The Corvisart station is located in southern Paris in 13e. It serves metro line 6 in fare zone 1.
Corvisart's name is derived from Jean Nicholas des Marels, Baron Corvisart. He was an important French doctor who specialized in lungs and heart. He was also Napoleon's personal doctor. He owned Hotel de Broglie as a side project and lived there as well.
The station is near a spot that Victor Hugo used in Les Miserables where their used to be streets of tanneries. It is now mostly residential in nature and includes Chinatown, many high rise apartment buildings, and the home of the Bibliotheque Francois Mitterand.
Corvisart is also close by the Rive Gauche district, which is being set up to compete with the la Defense business district. Over the next 10 years many important businesses will be moving into the area.