Rue de Richelieu

gate i Paris

Rue de Richelieu er en lang gate i Paris som starter i sør i 1. arrondissement og løper til 2. arrondissement.

La Bibliothèque nationale, 58 rue de Richelieu
Den gamle Fauré Le Page
Royal Palace Hôtel -åpnet 1909
Rue de Richelieu, sett mot Louvre

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I første halvdel av 1800-tallet, før Baron Haussmann omdefinerte Paris med store boulevarder, var dette en av byens mest fasjonable gater:

The Rue de Richelieu is called the Bond-street of Paris. Parallel with it, is the Rue Vivienne. They are both pleasant streets; especially the former, which is much longer, and is rendered more striking by containing some of the finest hotels in Paris. Hosiers, artificial flower makers, clock-makers, and jewellers, are the principal tradesmen in the Rue de Richelieu; but it has no similarity with Bond-street. The houses are of stone, and generally very lofty—while the Academie de Musique and the Bibliotheque du Roi are public buildings of such consequence and capacity (especially the former) that it is absurd to name the street in which they are situated with our own. The Rue Vivienne is comparatively short; but it is pleasing, from the number of flowers, shrubs, and fruits, brought thither from the public markets for sale. No doubt the Place Vendome and the Rue de la Paix claim precedence, on the score of magnificence and comfort, to either of these, or to any other streets; but to my taste there is nothing (next to the Boulevards) which is so thoroughly gratifying as the Rue de Richelieu. Is it because some few hundred thousand printed volumes are deposited therein?[1]

Den er nå mer kjent for mynthandlere og valutavekslere, forretninger som er vokst frem her ettersom gaten ligger parallelt med og ganske nær Børsen.

Gatenavnet er etter kardinal de Richelieu, som var statsminister for kong Ludvig XIII av Frankrike.

Opprinnelig het gaten Rue Royale, og så rue de Richelieu—men så ble navnet endret til Rue de la Loi under den franske revolusjon; det nåværende navn ble gitt tilbake i 1806.

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Referanser rediger

  1. ^ Thomas Frognall Dibdin: A Bibliographical Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, London: W. Bulmer and W. Nicol, 1821, II:93.

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