Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré

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Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
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Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
Length 2,070 m (6,790 ft)
Width 14.50 m (47.6 ft) between rue Royale and rue La Boétie; 13.80 m between rue La Boétie and avenue de Wagram
Arrondissement 8th
Quarter Madeleine. Faubourg du Roule.
From 15-19 rue Royale
To 46 avenue de Wagram and 2 place des Ternes
Denomination December 10, 1847

The rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré is a street in Paris, France. Relatively narrow and nondescript, especially in comparison to the nearby avenue des Champs Élysées, it is cited as being one of the most luxurious and fashionable streets in the world thanks to the presence of virtually every major global fashion house. The street is also home to the Élysée Palace, official residence of the president of the French Republic, the residence of the United States Ambassador to France, of the Canadian Ambassador to France, the Embassy of the United Kingdom, and numerous art galleries.

The rue Saint-Honoré, of which the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré is now an extension, began as a road extending west from the northern edge of the Louvre Palace. (Saint Honoré, Honorius of Amiens, is the French patron saint of bakers.)

Until the 18th century, a few villages were dispersed in a rural area that extended west of the Louvre. The main street (a dirt road) of Roule, one of the villages, became rue Neuve-Saint-Honoré; it was lined and surrounded by a few mansions. The passage was upgraded in the 12th century to accommodate the increasing traffic from Paris's central market, Les Halles, to the outer villages. (The market was moved from the center of Paris in 1971 to the suburb Rungis.)

The road extended to the edge or gate of Paris. The passage was renamed rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré when the village became an official suburb of Paris; (foris burgem in Latin means "outside the city."). Originally, the passage extended to the Forêt de Rouvray ("oak forest"), which covered a vast area west of Paris. Remnants of it are the Bois de Boulogne, as well as the 5 100 ha Forêt Domaniale de la Londe-Rouvray in Normandy.

The rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré was incorporated into Paris's city limits in 1860.

Contemporary Paris[edit]

The newest styles in Paris can come from any number of arrondissements[1] but, depending on tradition, the reliable gauge of style in Paris and high style can be found along 10 blocks of rue Saint-Honoré, from rue Cambon to rue des Pyramides.[2]

The Élysée Palace, the official residence of the President of the French Republic

Notable establishments[edit]


It is one of the streets in the French versions of the Monopoly.



  • Galey, Bernard-Claude, Origines surprenantes des noms de villages, des noms des rues de Paris et de villes de province, Le Cherche Midi, Paris, 2004. ISBN 978-2-7491-0192-7.
  • Stéphane, Bernard (author) & Giesbert, Franz-Olivier (Preface), Petite et Grande Histoire des rues de Paris, Albin Michel, Paris, 2000. ISBN 978-2-226-10879-1.
  • Thorval, Anne, Promenades sur les lieux de l'histoire: D'Henri IV à Mai 68, les rues de Paris racontent l'histoire de France, Paragamme, Paris, 2004. ISBN 978-2-84096-323-3.

Métro station[edit]

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The rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré is:

Located near the Métro stationsSaint-Philippe du Roule and Madeleine.

It is served by the 2, 8, 9, 12, and 14 lines.

Coordinates: 48°52′11.75″N 2°19′6.23″E / 48.8699306°N 2.3183972°E / 48.8699306; 2.3183972