Rue de Richelieu

Rue de Richelieu
Paris,  France
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Length990 m (3,250 ft)
Width12 m (39 ft)
Arrondissement1st, 2nd
QuarterPalais Royal. Vivienne.
From2 Place André Malraux
ToBoulevard des Italiens
CompletionNovember 23, 1633 (from place Colette to rue Feydeau), October 18, 1704 beyond
Denomination1634?, 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

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.

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中文: 黎塞留街