Thursday, 14 March 2024
10:30 am to 12 noon
A Walk on Rue St Denis, the oldest street of Right Bank Paris
with Chris Boïcos
First created by the Romans in the 1st century as the main commercial road of the right bank of the Seine, the Rue St Denis is one of the historic streets of Paris least visited by tourists. Yet it is a fascinating street where architecture, commercial passages, medieval alleys, fountains, a Gothic church, and decorative details of every kind trace the long history of the city from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.
On our walk we will discover all of the major and minor traces of Parisian history that can still be seen on the rue Saint-Denis today, as we stroll in a leisurely fashion from the Renaissance fountain of the Saints-Innocents to the magnificent baroque city gate of Louis XIV, the Porte Saint-Denis.
Please note that these tours are limited to 18 participants
Date: Thursday 14 March 2024
Time: Meet at 10:15 am for a 10 :30 start. Walk ends at 12 noon.
Place: Meet in front of the fountain corner of rues des Innocents & St Denis, 75001 Paris.
Métros: Châtelet (line 1) Les Halles (line 4)