Rue Royale, Paris
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|Rue Royale, Paris|
|Begins||2 place de la Concorde|
|Ends||2 place de la Madeleine|
|Length||282 m (925 ft)|
|Width||22.8 m (75 ft) between place de la Concorde and rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré; 43 m elsewhere|
|Creation||April 22, 1732|
|Denomination||March 11, 1768|
Rue Royale from the Place de la Madeleine to the Place de la Concorde
The rue Royale (French pronunciation: [ʁy ʁwajal]) is a short street in Paris, France running between the place de la Concorde and the place de la Madeleine (site of the Church of the Madeleine). Among the well-known addresses on this street is that of Maxim's restaurant, at number 3.
On 12 August 1843, the Rue Royale was the scene for a bizarre phenomenon, when tens of thousands of butterflies landed, causing chaos and swarming the shops and restaurants. The pillars of the Madeleine were, reportedly, "covered". Source: The Illustrated London News, 19 August 1843.
The rue Royale is in the city's 8th arrondissement.
There is also a Rue Royale in Brussels, Belgium, near the Royal Palace.
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