Rue de Solférino

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7th Arrt
Rue de Solférino
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Arrondissement 7th
Quarter Invalides.
Begins Quai Anatole France
Ends 260 Boulevard Saint-Germain
Length 232 m (761 ft)
Width 20 m (66 ft)
Creation 1866
Denomination August 10, 1866

Rue de Solférino is a street in the Left Bank area of Paris. It is most commonly heard as a reference to the headquarters of the French Socialist Party, which are located there. The street is named after the Battle of Solferino, fought by Napoleon III and Victor Emmanuel II against Francis Joseph of Austria in 1859.


Located near the Métro stationsSolférino and Musée d'Orsay.

Coordinates: 48°51′36″N 2°19′24″E / 48.86000°N 2.32333°E / 48.86000; 2.32333