Rue Royale, Paris
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|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|
|From||2 place de la Concorde|
|To||2 place de la Madeleine|
|Completion||April 22, 1732|
|Denomination||March 11, 1768|
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".
The rue Royale is in the city's 8th arrondissement.
There is also a Rue Royale in Brussels, Belgium, near the Royal Palace.
- http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=ObNLAAAAcAAJ&lpg=PP8&ots=-h_liLSbMF&dq=%22vast%20cloud%20of%20butterflies%22%20paris&pg=PA114#v=onepage&q=butterflies&f=false The Illustrated London News, 19 August 1843.
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