More streets and squares of Paris!!

And I continue walking in Paris , it is sublime gorgeous cant find words , Paris is eternal! No other city in the world has such charm chic beauty since it was discovered by god knows who lol!

The train station of Paris-Est,or Gare de l’Est ,initially called Gare de Strasbourg , is one of the six great train stations terminus of the network of the SNCF in Paris. It is located in the Saint-Vincent-de-Paul neighborhood or quartier , in the 10éme arrondissement or district of Paris. Its facade closes the perspective of the north-south axis pierced by Baron Haussmann and mainly constituted by the Boulevard de Strasbourg. I went by it because it was the first train station I tried in France coming to see the office where my girlfriend then dear late wife Martine worked in Paris 10éme arrondissement or district.


The Place de la Nation, formerly known as Place du Trône and then Place du Trône -Renversée, is a square on the border of the 11 and 12 arrondissements. Routes from the Place de la Nation in a clockwise direction starting from the Avenue du Trône between the two columns are the Avenue du Trône continuing to the Porte de Vincennes via the Cours de Vincennes; Avenue Bel-Air; Rue Fabre-d’Eglantine ; rue Jaucourt; Avenue Dorian  boulevard Diderot, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine, leading to Place de la Bastille, boulevard Voltaire leading to the Place de la République through the city hall of the 11éme arrondissement, avenue Philippe-Auguste leading to the cemetery of Père-Lachaise,rue de Tunis; Avenue de Bouvines; and Avenue de Taillebourg.  In 1787, Michel-Nicolas Ledoux erects two columns to frame the grant barrier (wall of Farmers General) and the entrance of the racecourse of Vincennes. They were not yet surmounted by the statues of Philippe Auguste and Saint Louis which were not added until 1845. The square takes the current name of Place de la Nation on the occasion of the national holiday of July 14, 1880, under the Third Republic.


The Place de la Bastille is a symbolic place of the French revolution, where the old fortress of the Bastille was destroyed between July 14, 1789 and July 14, 1790. You have clockwise, starting in front of the angel of the column: Rue Saint-Antoine, continuing along Rue de Rivoli, passing through the Hôtel de Ville and the Châtelet and leading to the Place de la  Concorde; the rue de la Bastille; boulevard Beaumarchais (leading to Place de la République); boulevard Richard-Lenoir extended by boulevard Jules-Ferry, then the quai de Valmy, continuing the canal Saint-Martin which leads to Stalingrad; Rue de la Roquette, passing through Place Léon-Blum ,where the 11éme arrondissement city hall is located , and leading to the Père-Lachaise cemetery; the rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine, leading to Place de la Nation; rue de Charenton, leading to the Porte de Charenton via the 12éme arrondissement  city hall; the passage de Cheval-Blanc, the rue de Lyon, leading to the Gare de Lyon; boulevard de la Bastille and boulevard Bourdon, both skirting the port of Arsenal to the Seine; and Boulevard Henri IV.

The provost of the merchants of Paris, Etienne Marcel, built a fortified gate that defended the Rue Saint-Antoine and was flanked by a small bastion, a bastille. Charles V., wishing to preserve his hotel at Saint-Paul from a sudden attack, ordered the rebuilding of these fortifications on a much larger scale. Hugues Aubriot, provost of the merchants of Paris, laid the first stone in 1370. From 9 to 14 June 1794, the guillotine was installed in the square, cleared of the remains of the fortress of the Bastille, now called Place Antoine. 75 persons were guillotined on the Place de la Bastille. Louis-Philippe decided in 1830 to build the column of July, already planned in 1792, but this time to commemorate the revolution of the Trois Glorieuses or Three Glorious days. Nowdays ,the Place de la Bastille is very much appreciated by the young crowd especially on Fridays and Saturdays with several cafés, restaurants, cinemas and nightclubs !


The Place des Victoires is a square dedicated to Louis XIV, it is, with the Place des Vosges, Place Dauphine, Place Vendome and Place de la Concorde, one of the five royal squares in Paris. Starting from the north, and in a clockwise direction, the square gives access to the following streets ; rue  Vide-Gousset, the only street that does not leave the square in the axis of its radius;  rue d’Aboukir; rue Etienne-Marcel,  rue Croix-des-Petits-Champs; rue Catinat;  Rue La Feuillade. The square  is dedicated to the military victories of Louis XIV.


The Place Saint-André-des-Arts is a square located in the quartier of La Monnaie in the 6éme arrondissement. This route is located at the outlet of Place Saint-Michel, Rue Fran cisque-Gay, rue Hautefeuille, rue Danton and rue Saint-André-des-Arts. This street takes its name from the former church of Saint-André-des-Arts that was there and was demolished during the French revolution. At No. 30 in 1830,was the location of the Bureau des Journal des Artistes where the first meeting of the office of the Free Society of Fine Arts of Paris took place on October 18, 1830. The composer Charles Gounod was born there; a panel History of Paris pays homage to him at the crossing with the rue Suger. Simone Veil lived there at the beginning of her professional career.


Old walls of Paris can be seen by the Porte Saint-Antoine, or Porte Baudoyer. It then crossed the Lycée Charlemagne, the Rue de Jouy, the Convent of the Ave-Maria then arrived at the Rue des Barrés, the Porte des Barrés (also known as the Porte des Béguines) to end on the upstream edge from the Seine river to the Tour Barbeau. This one is off Cluny!


There you a wonderful ride on a combination of car driving and walking that was excellent even with the demonstrations in my Paris , routine!

This is an activities site in French sponsored by the city of Paris, good info here: Que faire à Paris or what to do in Paris!

City of Paris on walking in place de la Bastille: City of Paris on pedestrian trails around Pl de la Bastille

City of Paris magazine in French: City of Paris magazine in French

And of course what else Culture in Paris:  City of Paris on cultural offers

And last from me for now but not least the tourist office of Paris: Tourist office of Paris in English

Enjoy the sublime beautiful Paris and walk its streets , squares alleys bridges the works/ because I said Paris is eternal. Salut de Paris!

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

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