Boulevard Richard-Lenoir

Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, running from the Bastille to the Avenue de la République, is one of the wide tree-lined boulevards driven through Paris by Baron Haussmann during the Second French Empire of Napoleon III.

Boulevard Richard-Lenoir
Boulevard Richard-Lenoir
Boulevard Richard-Lenoir is located in Paris
Boulevard Richard-Lenoir
Shown within Paris
Coordinates48°51′36″N 2°22′19″E / 48.8599°N 2.3719°E / 48.8599; 2.3719
ToAvenue de la République

The Boulevard is named after François Richard and Joseph Lenoir-Dufresne, industrialists who brought the cotton industry to Paris in the 18th and 19th century. It is the site of a weekly art market and of a bi-weekly fruit and vegetable market that is one of the largest in Paris.

Fictional edit

Georges Simenon's famous detective Jules Maigret is portrayed as living at 132 Boulevard Richard-Lenoir.[1]

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References edit

  1. ^ Georges Simenon (1948) Maigret et son mort, Presses de la Cité.