Boulevard Richard-Lenoir

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11th Arrt
Boulevard Richard-Lenoir
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Arrondissement 11th
Quarter Bastille
Begins Bastille
Ends Avenue de la République
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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 during the Second French Empire by Baron Haussmann, who retained the complete confidence of Napoleon III.

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.


Jules Maigret is portrayed as living at 132 Boulevard Richard-Lenoir.


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Coordinates: 48°51′36″N 2°22′19″E / 48.8599°N 2.3719°E / 48.8599; 2.3719