Avenue de Suffren ,Paris of course!

No,no ,no do not think I am beginning to recite all the streets of Paris; no way. It would be a monumental task, there are books about it and they do not tell you all either, trust me. However, I like to dare tell you about some streets, squares and whatnot that are special to me.

These are streets that I and my family spent many times and in some I still do. So they have become sort of like a second home to me each time I visit Paris; again will be next week and so on…

Let me tell you about Avenue de Suffren.  This one is right along the Eiffel tower, Champ de Mars and école militaire fame with wonderful architecture finds in it and some nice history to it. Let me start shall we…

The Avenue de Suffren is an avenue that delimits the 7éme and 15éme arrondissements of Paris. It goes this way, numbers 1-143bis are in the 7éme and numbers 145-to end and even are in the 15éme; get it…Because of the vicinity of the military school (école militaire), this avenue has since 1867 the name of the Bailiff and Vice-Admiral Pierre André de Suffren .

The Avenue de Suffren begins at the Quai Branly and continues to the boulevard Garibaldi at the level of the place de la République de Panama. It crosses the Avenue de La Motte-Picquet, avenue de Lowendal, Avenue de Ségur and Rue Perignon. Also, the Rue de Buenos-Aires, Avenue Octave-Gréard, rue Jean-Rey, rue du General-Lambert, Rue Desaix, Avenue Joseph-Bouvard, rue Jean-Pierre-Bloch, rue Champfleury, rue de Presles, avenue du General-Detrie, rue de la Fédération (near one of my current offices), rue Jean-Carriès, Rue Dupleix, the Avenue de Champaubert, the Rue du Laos, the rue de Abbé-Roger-Derry, the rue Mario-Nikis, the rue Chasseloup-Laubat, the rue Valentin-Haüy, the Rue Bellart, the rue Rosa-Bonheur, rue Barthélemy begin or end the Avenue de Suffren.

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A bit of history

The Avenue de Suffren was formed between the current Quai Branly and Avenue de Lowendal during the formation of the Champs-de-Mars around 1770. In 1867, the extension of the avenue until the meeting of rue Barthélémy and Boulevard de Grenelle (current boulevard Garibaldi) is declared to be of public utility. However, the avenue comes to end at the slaughterhouses of Grenelle. After the destruction of this property, it is extended beyond no 155 between rue Bellart and boulevard Garibaldi.

Some things you will surely would like to see in my opinion are at No 78, the Village Suisse!

Here from the end of WWI, the Village Suisse was already a distant memory. After dismantling the 103 meters Big wheel that adjoined it, some tailoring dealers set up their shops in their wagons. Until the mid-50’s of the last century, clothing and leather merchants predominated. Then, little by little, antique dealers supplanted them. The Village Suisse consists in our days in up to 100 shops of antiques, objects of art and decoration. It can be reached by 4 Avenue Paul Déroulède, the 78 Avenue de Suffren or the 54 Avenue de la Motte Picquet. You can reach here on the   Metro: La Motte-Piquet Grenelle, line 6, 8, and 10. The Village is open from Thursdays to Mondays inclusive from 10h30 to 19h. More info. Official Village Suisse

No 106 : Formerly, the address of a brothel. frequented under the occupation by the nazis military, the establishment was ravaged in 1942 by a bomb attack, committed under the direction of Pierre Georges (future “Colonel Fabien”), with Georges Tondelier,   Gaultier and another member of the Youth Battalions which is known only under the pseudonym of Paul. The location of this brothel is now occupied by a modern building.

No 125  Entrance to the Conference center of the UNESCO House, where the UNESCO General conferences are held.

One of the delights of this area near the école militaire on this side of it is to have a drink and see the world at the Brasserie Suffren at no 84: lovely place here is more on comments on it from my blog roll site Yelp. https://www.yelp.com/biz/suffren-paris

And parking above ground as I do each time there is at Parc Joffre-Suffren facing 2 place Joffre. More on it here: https://fr.parkindigo.com/parkings/2-place-joffre-paris-france

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The closest metro station is Ségur on the line 10 located right on the Avenue de Suffren corner with rue Pérignon.

Well here the webpages do not work. This is a wonderful area of Paris , great architecture work all around to walk it fully. I do, and do take bus 82 a lovely ride from Montparnasse here right in front of the  park and rue Desaix. Indeed eternal Paris!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

 

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