Rue de Richelieu

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Rue de Richelieu
Paris,  France
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Length 990 m (3,250 ft)
Width 12 m (39 ft)
Arrondissement 1st, 2nd
Quarter Palais Royal. Vivienne.
FromPlace André Malraux
ToBoulevard des Italiens
Completion November 23, 1633 (from place Colette to rue Feydeau), October 18, 1704 beyond
Denomination 1634?, then 1806

Rue de Richelieu is a long street of Paris, starting in the south of the 1st arrondissement, ending in the 2nd arrondissement. For the first half of the nineteenth century, before Baron Hausmann redefined Paris with grand boulevards, it was one of the most fashionable streets of Paris:

It is most notable for scattered coin dealers and currency changers, being near Paris Bourse, the stock market.

Origin of the name[edit]

The name comes from Cardinal de Richelieu, former Prime minister of King Louis XIII.

The street was originally called Rue Royale and rue de Richelieu soon after. The name was changed to Rue de la Loi during the French Revolution; its name was given back in 1806.

Buildings of note[edit]

The old Fauré Le Page store is located at 8, rue de Richelieu in Paris
  • The former Royal Palace hôtel which opened in 1909 was located in the same building as the Fauré Le Page store.
The Royal Palace Hôtel -inaugurated in 1909


Located near the Métro stationsRichelieu - Drouot and Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre.
Rue de Richelieu, looking towards the Louvre


Coordinates: 48°52′05″N 2°20′18″E / 48.868046°N 2.338371°E / 48.868046; 2.338371