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The Rue Nicolas-Appert is a street located in Paris, France.

Rue Nicolas-Appert
Rue Nicolas-Appert, Paris 8 January 2015 004.jpg
LocationParis, France
FromPassage Sainte-Anne Popincourt
ToRue Pelée


The street is located in the Saint-Ambroise neighbourhood of the 11th arrondissement of Paris.[1] It starts at the Passage Sainte-Anne Popincourt and runs all the way to the Rue Pelée.[1] It is 137 metre long and 15 metre wide.[1]


It was created in 1985[2] and named in honor of Nicolas Appert (1749-1841), a French businessman who invented airtight food preservation.[1]

The Comédie Bastille, a theatre, is located at number 5.[3]

On 7 January 2015 the offices of the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo at 10 rue Nicolas-Appert were attacked by terrorists. A commemorative plaque on the building records the names of the eleven people who were killed there. Charlie Hebdo has since moved. [4]


  1. ^ a b c d "rue Nicolas Appert". Retrieved 2016-04-24.
  2. ^ "The Streets of Paris". Weekly Standard. 2015-01-19. Retrieved 2016-04-24.
  3. ^ "Plan d'accès". Comédie Bastille (in French). Retrieved 2016-04-24.
  4. ^ "Sur les traces de Charlie Hebdo". france culture (in French). 2015-01-19. Retrieved 2019-01-09.

Coordinates: 48°51′32″N 2°22′13″E / 48.8590°N 2.3703°E / 48.8590; 2.3703