The Quai de Montebello of Paris !!

Walking Paris is a must, sublime, gorgeous uplifting experience always. Paris is eternal and just let me take you on a bit of a walk on the Quai de Montebello.  Who would not want to walk in Paris? The question might make you think a bit…but really should be a go; as the streets of Paris are an open air museum, a grand museum at that. Somehow left this wonderful wharf or quay away from a post but then again all in Paris is sublime, it needs to be in my blog. Hope you enjoy the post as I.

The Quai de Montebello is located along the Seine, between the Pont de l’Archevêché and the Petit Pont – Cardinal Lustiger in the 5éme arrondissement of Paris. This quay honors Jean Lannes, Duke of Montebello, General of the Revolution and the Empire, elevated to the dignity of Marshal of the Empire, killed at the Battle of Essling.


At its location were the Petit Châtelet defensive element at the end of the Petit Pont destroyed in 1792 during the French revolution, and the annex of the Hôtel Dieu removed in 1908. On May 2, 1799, a report was issued for the creation of a quay between the Quai des Miramiones (currently part of the Quai de la Tournelle) and the Petit-Pont. The creation of this quay requires the destruction of the annex of the Hôtel-Dieu (Saint-Charles room). The project is not executed and on March 25, 1811 provides for a quay, called “Quai de Montebello“, between the Pont Saint-Michel and the Pont de la Tournelle. Only the part between the Saint-Michel bridge and the Petit-Pont is completed; this new route is named Quai Saint-Michel. In 1817, a parapet wall was built between Rue des Grands-Degrés and Pont au Double. A ministerial decision of October 5, 1818 named the wharf thus created “quai de la Bûcherie”. The Quai de la Bûcherie was renamed Quai de Montebello in 1843.

An unmissable place to stroll in Paris, it offers a breathtaking view of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral and its magnificent apse. The elegant Pont au Double, in the middle of the quay, reserved for pedestrians and cyclists, provides access to the Île de la Cité and offers a setting conducive to a photo stop ! The painter Eugéne Béjot did a portrait in 1903 Quai de Montebello exhibit at the Carnavalet Museum of Paris.

Note/see at No 25 at the entrance to square René-Viviani, at the intersection with rue Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre a plaque in tribute to combatants who died during the Liberation of Paris in 1944.

The City of Paris tourist office on the Quai de Montebello :

There you go folks, you get the idea and so many more wonderful walks, again believe me when I say Paris is an open air museum and meant to be preserve as such. Hope you enjoy this brief passing of a wonderful wharf of my eternal Paris, the Quai de Montebello as I,

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

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