Rue La Fayette

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rue La Fayette

The rue La Fayette is a street in the 9th district and 10th arrondissement of Paris between the rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin and the rue du Faubourg Poissonnière.


The street was opened in 1823. It was created by Claude Rambuteau and Georges-Eugène Haussmann.[1] It was the original location of the Galeries Lafayette. This street bears the name of the Marquis de La Fayette (1757-1834), hero of the American Revolutionary War.


  1. ^ Desmons, Gilles. (2008). Walking Paris. 4th edition. London: New Holland Publishers. p. 132. ISBN 978-1-84773-061-9.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location (link)

Coordinates: 48°52′41″N 2°21′10″E / 48.8781°N 2.3528°E / 48.8781; 2.3528