Quai des Célestins

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The quai des Célestins runs along the Seine in Paris' 4th arrondissement. The quay, or dock, runs into the quai Henri-IV upstream, and downstream becomes the quai de l'Hôtel-de-Ville.


Quai des Célestins in 1981

The quay was named after the couvent des Célestins,[1] located at the current site of the Caserne des Célestins of the Garde républicaine.[2]

The main entrance to the Hôtel Saint-Pol, also vanished now, was on the quai des Célestins.[1]

The quay was rebuilt and paved in 1705.[1]

Notable locations[edit]

  • At the level of the boulevard Henri-IV is the square Henri-Galli, notable for the remains of one of the eight towers of the Bastille prison.
  • 2 et 2bis: Hôtel Fieubet ou La Vallette, situated at the location of the royal hôtel Saint-Pol, granted in 1519 by François Ier. In 1587, Raymond Phélypeaux d’Herbault built a first hôtel there. In 1676, it was acquired by the chancellor of queen Marie-Thérèse d'Espagne, Gaspard Fieubet. Fieubet had it renovated and decorated by Le Sueur and Vicotte according to the plans of Jules Hardouin-Mansart. In 1816, the hôtel became a sugar refinery. In 1857, the count of Lavalette acquired it and had it transformed by Jules Gros in a neo-baroque Italo-Spanish style, especially the street-side and court-side façades. Since 1877, this has been the location of the école Massillon.[3]
  • 32: edge of the city of Paris, location of the former tour Barbeau destroyed at the end of the 16th century or the very beginning of the 17th.
  • Quai des Célestins vu depuis le quai de l'Hôtel-de-Ville

    Quai des Célestins vu depuis le quai de l'Hôtel-de-Ville

  • École Massillon

    École Massillon

  • N° 32

    N° 32


The quai des Célestins is served by and is close to the Metro line (M)(7), at the Pont Marie et Sully - Morland stations as well as the RATP bus lines 67 86 87.


  1. ^ a b c "Dictionnaire: Rues de Paris". Archived from the original on 31 October 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  2. ^ Dictionnaire du Paris disparu : sites et monuments, ISBN 2-84096-099-0
  3. ^ L'École Massillon - Paris 4e, sur paris1900.lartnouveau.com, consulté le 12 août 2011.

Coordinates: 48°51′08″N 2°21′39″E / 48.8523°N 2.3607°E / 48.8523; 2.3607