Rue de la Bûcherie
|Length||160 m (520 ft)|
|Width||8 m (26 ft)|
|To||Rue du Petit-Pont|
Near the cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris and the Place Maubert, between La Seine and Boulevard Saint-Germain Rue de la Bûcherie is one of the oldest Rive Gauche streets. In the Middle Ages damaged meats were salted and boiled here to feed the poorest.
Until the late 1970s the place was a popular Parisian street with mixed modest restaurants (Lebanese, Asian, Pakistani), antiques dealers, and art galleries. In the 1970s the Annick Gendron contemporary art gallery was established at no. 1.
The dissection amphitheatre of the ancient Faculty of Medicine where Jacques-Bénigne Winslow taught is still located on Rue de la Bûcherie.
Origin of the name
The name come from the ancient "Port aux bûches", a port where logs were put down.
Buildings of note
- 13-15 - amphitheatre of the ancient Faculty of Medicine
- 37 - Shakespeare and Company, a bookstore specializing in English language books while simultaneously employing and boarding English-speaking writers in Paris.
Notes and references
- Plaisir de France
- Alain Dautriat, Sur les murs de Paris : guide des plaques commémoratives p, 47, L'Inventaire, 1999
- Théophile-Sébastien Lavallée, Histoire des Français depuis le temps des Gaulois jusqu'en 1830, II, project Gutenberg
-  Le Paris pittoresque : Archives of the old Paris