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Passage de l’Ancre : A piece of countryside in Paris

In the heart of the Marais district, the Passage de l'Ancre is an unusual little private road, not to be missed during a walk in Paris.

Why is « Rue des Rosiers » called that way ?

It is a famous street in the heart of the Marais: it is known for its many shops and restaurants, but do you know why it has this pretty name ?

A piece of history of Paris in the Marais district

In the Marais, rue François Miron, you can discover two superb gabled houses typical of old Paris, which date from the 15th century. They were completely restored in 1967 to bring back the half-timbered areas, the medieval-style shops and the gables. After the gigantic fire that devastated London in 1666, an ordinance obliged Parisians to cover their facades with plaster to limit the spread of fire, and gables, which also favored fires, were banned. Covered with plaster, these facades were therefore hidden from the eyes of Parisians for 3 centuries.

One of the oldest house of Paris

In the Marais, rue François Miron, you can discover two superb gabled houses typical of old Paris, which date from the 15th century. They were completely restored in 1967 to bring back the half-timbered areas, the medieval-style shops and the gables. After the gigantic fire that devastated London in 1666, an ordinance obliged Parisians to cover their facades with plaster to limit the spread of fire, and gables, which also favored fires, were banned. Covered with plaster, these facades were therefore hidden from the eyes of Parisians for 3 centuries.

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