A walk on the districts of Paris !! Part 1-10

These are the arrondissements or districts of Paris, and they are 20 in all even if four have been condense in Paris Centre, they still works for the post office !! I have other posts on them from a official nature of explanations ; this one will be more on the sightseeing of them. Of course, this will be on my black and white series, no pictures, As I think will be too long will split into two parts (10 each) , therefore this is A walk on the districts of Paris !! Part 1-10. Disclamer , of course these are not all will need a book and have plenty, but these are the ones not mention much but worth the detour. Hope you enjoy it as I.

I start in order with the 1éme arrondissement. From the Louvre to the rue de la Grande Truanderie, Its birthplace was in an island on the left bank, and the city took its neighborhoods around the Louvre, You have here the most emblematic monuments of Paris, It was the first area fortified by Philippe Auguste before departing for the crusades, from the cour du Louvre until the rue Saint Denis, At the angle of quai de l’Horloge and boulevard du Palais you see already a great decor, Facing the palace of the Louvre you see the Church St Germain l’Auxerrois and to the left the city hall had constructed a replica of St Germain with a belltower of flamboyant style that separate the two buildings, This often confuse by visitors thinking is the same building, At the angle of rue de l’Arbre-sec you have a women statue with a plaque saying this is the fontaine de la Croix du Trahoir built in 1775, The rue Saint Denis you have at No 18 a sculpture imperial eagle with the arms of Paris, At no 48 maybe the fontaine des Innocents, Attach to the roundabout of the Bourse du Commerce you have a column that was part of the palace of Catherine de Médici had built in the 16C High of 31 meters climb by a stair that takes you to the top that could be as an observation point, The Passage Véro-Dodat between rue Croix des Petits Champs and rue Jean Jacques Rousseau shows beauty even after 170 years, The rue Montpensier linking to rue de Richilieu has wonderful buildings end 18C built by the duke of Orléans, See the Church Saint Roch, 18C with its Chapelle du Calvaire to take the passage Saint Roch along the church.

We reach the 2éme arrondissement. Big area of clothing sales around the neighborhoods of Bonne-Nouvelle, Mail, called Sentier since the 19C, At 20 rue Etienne Marcel you see the tour de Jean sans Peur remains of the former palace of the dukes of Burgundy ; a panel tells you that this hôtel d’Artois was raised in the walls of Philippe Auguste, The passage du Grand Cerf given to 145 rue Saint Denis, Long of 117 meters with a glass canopy of 12 meters from the 1830 with nice boutiques, The Rue Saint Denis rich in passarelles and narrow streets such as the impasse Saint Denis, passage de la Trinité, or Passage Ponceau, and the torturous passage Sainte Foy, The passage du Bourg-l’Abbé by 120 rue Saint Denis since 1828, At 61-63 rue Réamur you see a weird building neo gothic, a clock like a rosary, a portal like a porch of a church, arcades in floors, , The Passage du Caire given to 237-239 rue Saint Denis, long of 370 meters with three wings built on the former convent of Filles-Dieu, with lots of wholesalers, I told you about rue des Petits Carreaux by no 10-12 Au Planteur an old coffee maker with painted wood a bit crumbling, you see figure in colonial dress with a black men given him coffee, By 51 rue Montorgueil a pedestrian and very commercial street you see a door from the 18C and by 6 rue des Petits Péres you see a bakery with nice frescoes from 1896, Move on to the Galerie Vivienne and its wonderful shops, Also, the passage des Princes by 5 boulevard des Italiens since 1860 linking with the rue de Richelieu, The Passage des Panoramas, ending on the boulevard Montmartre with nice stores along pretty galleries such as Variétés, Saint Marc ,and Montmartre, Ending with the 146 rue Montmartre with a panel on the Cafe du Croissant, showing where was killled Jean Jaurés in July 31 1914.

And I take you on this walks to the 3éme arrondissement. Part better known as the Marais ,giving credit to the Abbey Saint Martin des Champs and the templars, Lots of medieval evidence here along rue Francs-Bourgeois, You have the Passage Vendôme open into 16 rue Béranger in 1827,By 292 rue Saint Martin the national conservatory of Arts and Crafts is host on the former site of the royal priory of Saint Martin des Champs, It keeps the chapel with a unique nave from the 13C, choir of the 12C and a roman bell as well as the refectory, An old tower in the middle patio goes back to 1140 at the corner of rue Saint Martin, and rue du Vertbois, as well as a fountain from 1712,On 18 rue Perrée from the 2nd to 5th floor (Fr) you see a solar cadran belle epoque style from 1908, See the big angel on three levels at 57 rue de Turbigo, At 3 rue Volta a wooden house from the 17C, was taken for a while as the oldest in Paris, By 85 rue Quincampoix you arrive at the passage Moliére with galleries, libraries and stores, it link up with the rue Saint Martin,At the Impasse Berthaud lower end of rue Beaubourg you see a building now holding a small dolls museum, 60 rue des Francs-Bourgeois you see the Hôtel de Soubise built from 1705-1709 the former home of the national archives, At rue des Archives see the wonderful hôtel de Clisson companion of Du Guesclin ; on this building dated from 1380 was the property of the family of De Guise from 1553 to 1700, and was planned the massacre of St Barthélemy, At 87 rue Vieille du Temple you have the hôtel Rohan also part of the former national archives, It was built in early 18C, There are temporaty exhibitions here as well see the fulgurant sculpture of the Chevaux du Soleil from 1736-37, By the Rue Payenne opens onto the square George Cain and serve as a lapidary depot for the Carnavalet museum ; an orangerie closed the square, At 5 Rue Payenne you see scriptures of the philosopher Auguste Comte, Finally, at 60 rue de Turenne you see the hôtel du Grand Veneur behind it passing by the rue de Hesse and rue du Grand Veneur you see the traces of a modern property and a nice trophy of garden instruments.

We move on to the 4éme arrondissement. Here bat the heart of Paris and especially on the Ïle de la Cité where the Parisii tribe were and colonised by the Romans in 52 BC with a village name Lutéce extending until the mountain of Ste Geneviéve, The barbarians attacks force the people to take refuge in the island called Paris, Paris keeps as emblem the vessel which fluctuates but never sinks, symbol of the primitive island of which king Clovis made its capital. At 24 rue des Archives you see the Lutheran church from the 18C this is the Church des Billettes, come to discover the cloister from the 15C and its 14 arches, At 30 rue Bourg-Tibourg see the store Mariage Fréres founded in 1854 with nice decor, See by 47 rue Vieille du Temple the hôtel des Ambassadeurs de Hollande behind the front door in the patio a sculpture of Rémus and Romulus with 7 cadrans from the 17C, At 12 boulevard Henri IV a barrack of Célestins from the end of the 19C houses the Republican Guard, once per month with permission of the commander you can visit it, At the corner of quai des Célestins and rue du Petit Muse see the nice facade of the former hôtel de Fieubert from the 16C renovated 19C with a baroque style, At 21 rue Saint Paul you see beautiful ceilings of the 17C and also one of the entrances to the Village Saint Paul, At the Rue Charlemagne facing the high school same name you see the former house of father La Chaise confessor of Louis XIV that give the name to the cemetery and in front the remains of the wall of Philippe Auguste, See at 1 rue du Figuier see the former hôtel de Sens, from the 15C residence of bishops of Sens and now houses the library Forney dedicated to decorative arts,At 44-46 rue François Miron see the Maison d’Ourscamp from the 12C and renovated in the 17C with a cellar of the 13C,At 11 and 13 rue François Miron see houses from the 15C calle Maison à l’enseigne du faucheur and Maison à l’enseigne du mouton, At the corner of rue des Ursins and rue des Chantres see the plaque showing the level of the flooding of 1910. Of course, you know who else are here but so obvious.

We continue with the 5éme arrondissement. From Lutéce shows the amphitheater and arenas of Roman times, The old abbey of Sainte Geneviéve around the wall of Philippe Auguste, going by the mountain of Sainte Geneviéve in the place Maubert in the Latin quarters, At 13 rue Scipion see the former hôtel Scipion built in 1565 with additional buildings of the 18C, You reach the popular rue Mouffetard so much visited today it feels too touristic, Here at 122 you see the oldest house on the street from 1592, At 69 you see the Vieux Chêne that is dated from the 17C, At No 14 you see a nice house with a 1900 happy black or Au négre joyeux, See at 3 rue Clovis a wall going over the sidewalk dating from Philippe Auguste 12C . On the wall at No 7 you see a piece of the wall, The Church Saint Etienne du Mont that house the relic of Sainte Geneviéve, Patron Sainte of the city of Paris and whre were buried Pascal and Racine showing a beautiful jubé from 1545 unique in Paris, The gallery shows stained glass from the 16C and 17C, See at 17 rue de la Sorbonne going into the cour d ‘honneur of the Sorbonne a nice solar cadran , You see old wooden houses by 8-12 rue Domat and by 42 rue Galande you see a door sculpture from the 14C showing a men on a boat and on the extreme other personages, here maybe the legend of Saint Julien L(Hospitalier in company of his wife showing Christ cross a river, At 6 rue du Fouarre hte house in two levels show medallions with portraits of La Rochefoucauld, Francoeur, Jomard, Albert Leroy etc, The house still teaching soul to students of the Sorbonne, At Rue Saint Julien le Pauvre you see the church of same name which by the 12C a very important element with the university, The buildings from the 12C were demolished and renovated in the 17C however, some section still exist such as the choir, absides, It is now reserve to the Catholic Greek cult. At 14 Rue Saint Julien le Pauvre there is the hôtel de Laffemas with a nice portal Louis XIV where the front show the figure of justice.

And we go to the 6éme arrondissement. Very well urbanised by the Romans shows the abbey Saint Germain des Prés and nice neighborhoods such as Saint André des Arts, Odéon, Luxembourg, and Saint Sulpice, See the Cour du Commerce Saint André reach it by the rue Saint André des Arts boulevard Saint Germain and rue de l’Ancienne Comédie,Many celebrated cafés such as Procope, here lived Danton and held meetings Marat, Desmolin, Cambacérés etc, Here too worked the doctor Guillotin of the famous machine, The rue du Jardinet and the cour du Commerce Saint André link with the cour de Rohan to give you successive squares of great medieval value, See at 14 rue Bonaparte the fine arts school with its architecture beauty of the museum held by Alexandre Lenoir in the 18C ,also the cour du Mûrier shows the former cloister of the Augustins, 19 rue du Cherche-Midi see the sculpture of an astronome with a compass measuring the degrees of a solar cadran searching,,,See at 16 rue Saint Jean Baptiste de la Salle, on a nice garden the chapelle of the 20C where the sisters auxiliaries of the purgatory and welcome visitors, to see the nice dome neo byzantine, By the rue d’Assas see in the jardin du luxembourg the vegetable and bee hives enclosure, At 70 rue de Vaugirard see the Church Saint Joseph des Carmes in the Catholic institute, Here in 1792 many priest were in jail and later assassinated on the crypt the remains of the priests, Then, go on to the Church Saint Sulpice shows a gnomon from 1744 obelisk in white marbre measuring almost 11 meters high, An interesting world globe at 4 rue Monsieur le Prince with two globes and at 15 rue de l’Ecole de Médecine has in the patio of the faculty the gothic refractory of the former convent of Cordeliers.

And continue to the 7éme arrondissement. Of course the Champs de Mars and the Eiffel tower, école militaire, and Invalides as well as the National Assembly, At 29 Avenue Rapp one of my favorite doors of Paris, belle epoque with a woman head at the door sculpture around Adam and Eve chase from paradise,,,At 7 Place de Fontenoy is UNESCO and by 42 rue de Sévres, the Au Bon Marché dept store nearby the old walls of the hospital Laënnec and on the courtyard a solar cadran from 1745, At 140 rue du Bac , were held the pelerinage by the convent of the daughters of Charity where Catherine Labouré saw the apparitions five times of the Virgin in 1830, A high spiritual place, At 128 rue du Bac the building of the foreign missions with a facade from the 17C, On Rue Babylone the garden of Catherine Labouré now open to the public,On 57 rue Babylone you see a pagoda raised in 1896 for a women of a director of Au Bon Marché, it was turned into a cinema in 1931, At 77 rue de Varenne, see the Rodin museum, and on 56 rue de Varenne see the hôtel de Gouffier de Thoix with a front of the 18C, The really small square Récamier that you thru by the rue Récamier nice decorations indeed.

Now the 8éme arrondissement. This is Marie Madeleine Chapel, Village of Rouile and Chaillot, place de la Concorde, Ave des Champs Elysées, Church of the Madeleine. You can start at the Square Louis XVI where there is the Chapelle Expiatory where the remains of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were found and later transfer to Saint Denis Basilica by Louis XVIII (bro),open to the public and very nice solemn place indeed, At 34 rue Pasquier corner with rue des Mathurins see a nice Art Deco building, My old walkable street to work the rue Tronchet see the building Aux Tortues corner with Bd Haussmann where the Paul bakery is and my stop for coffee many times, At 24 rue Boissy d’Anglas (the street i take my passport US pictures) you have a passage name Village Royale with a grille by Rue Royale and buildings from the 18C, The chic Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré with mansions from the 18C, At 54 you see the cour des Antiquaires and on no 70 a nice fountain, See the Art Nouveau folly at 34 avenue de Wagram,,,See at 23 rue Jean Goujon, a nice chapelle Notre Dame de la Consolation raised in 1903 dedicated to the victims of the fire in the bazaar de la Charity in 1897.

We continue on the 9éme arrondissement. Grands boulevards, Opéra, theaters salons de thé and cafés fashion open to the boulevards, See curiosity at 2 rue de la Chausée d’Antin two heads de Gorgones on the door, two serpents as well weird indeed, See 14 and 16 boulevard Poissonniere a buidling decorated with faces of hairs, haircuts expressing different moods very funny built in 1926 , At 12 boulevard Montmartre starts the Passage Jouffroy opened in 1846 with an elevated step you reach the stair facing the Grévin museum, See the Passage Verdeau, opened in 1846 going from the rue Grange Bateliére on the continuation of the Passage Jouffroy, nice cafe shops here, See at the corner of rue de Provence and rue du Faubourg Montmartre the shop call A la Mére de Famille or the family mother house founded in 1761, It has several painted publicity slogans from older days, The Passage Briare narrow between walls of buildings starts at the rue de Rochechouart, with a picturesque ambiance, At 62 rue Condorcet you see the building that Violet le Duc built for him in 1862 and where he lived until the end, The building has a bird on one its columns, it is a duck ! My memorable moments at 84 rue de Clichy not far from the square of same name you have a billiard place that I used to go.

And reach the 10éme arrondissement. The Paris rétro with faubourgs Poissonniére, Saint Denis, Saint Lazare, Saint Martin, Saint Laurent, and du Temple. In Boulevard Magenta toward the market of Saint Quentin you see a Wallace fountain end 19C and on same bd see the Church Saint Laurent, the hanging keystones are 1,5 meters from the 17C, See the very charming 79 boulevard Magenta and the cour de la Ferme Saint Lazare a countryside in Paris, See the beautiful former store of earthenware Hypolite Boulanger with a wonderful facade starting with a nice porch, and a floor totally decorated, now an exposition center, The Passage Brady opened in 1828 between the rue du Faubourg Saint Martin and the rue du Faubourg Saint Denis, shopes and restaurants galore ! The Passage du Désir interesting between boulevard de Strasbourg and rue du Faubourg Saint Martin, At 6 rue Pierre Bullet in the former hôtel Gouthiére end 18C you see hidden the municipal conservatory of Hector Berlioz, See the nice Hospital Saint Louis with building from the 17C very nice to see,,,,The Cours du Canal Saint Martin see the pont de la Grange aux Belles near the hôtel du Nord.

The Paris tourist office on the arrondissement de Paris: https://en.parisinfo.com/discovering-paris/arrondissements-paris

There you go folks, Paris never cease to amaze me in all my years of visiting, and working in it. Paris is eternal and I hope to have bring you along some interesting spots of it. Again, hope you it as I, and thanks for reading me over the years.

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

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