Paris: rue des Petits Carreaux !

Ok so here is another nice walk in my eternal Paris and one its streets. It has been a few but figure looking in my blog will give you a good idea of where to walk and what to see always Paris, we will always have Paris. And I am lucky enough to have worked in it for almost 10 years and still visit every month conditions allowed. Let me tell you a bit on the rue des Petits Carreaux.

The rue des Petits Carreaux is a street located in the 2éme arrondissement.  It begins at the 2, rue Léopold-Bellan and 36, rue Saint-Sauveur and ends in the 44, rue de Cléry. It is extended by rue Montorgueil, and by rue Poissonnière. .The rue des Petits-Carreaux is joined or crossed by several more or less perpendicular streets; no.16-30 and no. 23-33: large cut into rue Réaumur, lined on the right side of allée Pierre-Lazareff; no. 32-34 rue du Nil; no 39-41 and no 38-40: rue d’Aboukir with the plant wall oasis d’Aboukir. The street is serve by the line 3 Sentier metro station.


A bit of history I like

The street is named after a group of houses which were north of rue Montorgueil and which were called “Petits Carreaux. The rue des Petits-Carreaux dates back to the 13C. Originally part of the rue Montorgueil, it became a full-fledged street in the 17C.. It is cited under the name of rue des Petitz Carneaulx in a manuscript of 1636 then the form rue du Petit Carreau appears on many official acts of the 18-19C.

Some interesting buildings here on rue des Petits-Carreaux are: No. 6: building from the end of the 19C, with the marble front of a former delicatessen on the ground floor, nos 10-12: building from the 19C, decorated on two levels by wooden formwork; old sign of the coffee merchant Au Planteur, and the Cul de sac du Crucifix: Sieur Goüel received a housing ticket from the quartermaster of the Compagnie des Cents-Suisses to house a Swiss guard in a house of his own in this place in 1714-1722.

Some stops here in the past by yours truly have been to La Grappe d’Or French resto; the Belgian chain Le Pain Quotidien ,the branch of Eric Kayser boulangerie,and of course, the Créperie le Comptoir du Commerce. By Rue Réamur you see a picturesque arch entrance to the rue des Petits Carreaux! It is overall a very nice quaint street in the center of old Paris. Hope you enjoy the walk.

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

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2 Comments to “Paris: rue des Petits Carreaux !”

  1. Yes, I like this street, too. (Continuation of rue Montorgueil, which is also car-free.)

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