The Carré Marigny, in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, is the site of an open-air market where postage stamps are bought and sold by hobbyists and serious philatelists.The Carré Marigny was featured as a location in the Stanley Donen film, Charade, starring Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant.HistoryThe tree-filled square off the Avenue Gabriel was named for Abel-François Poisson, marquis de Marigny, the able brother of Madame de Pompadour who was Director of Buildings for Louis XV. The space was donated to the city of Paris for this specific purpose by a rich stamp-collector after open-air philatelic exchanges had been evicted from the Palais-Royal in 1864 and from the Luxembourg Garden shortly thereafter. Officially, these evictions were provoked by the presence of éléments indésirables (unsavory types) who had attached themselves to the stamp-collecting enthusiasts. More likely, it was a matter of the Second Empire being uneasy about anything that attracted crowds of people whose political intentions were unknown and potentially subversive.Within ten years after the 1849 appearance of the first postage stamp in France, the new pastime called philately had become a full-blown craze, first among university students, then among the public at large. Today there are more than fifty dealers in the Carré Marigny offering a large selection of stamps and postcards from all over the world, as well as phone cards. The stamp market is held on three days each week: Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 in the evening.With our online itinerary creator, Paris attractions like Carre Marigny can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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This area is a nice place to take a walk. It’s less crowded than other areas of the city. There are some benches to sit and watch the other people walking by. more »
Ce lieu, j’y passe deux fois par mois pour me rendre avenue Matignon depuis la sortie de métro Champs-Élysées. Pendant la période caniculaire, je sais que mes chaussures auront besoin d’un bon coup de... more »This place, I spend two times a month to make me Avenue Matignon from the exit of Metro Champs-Élysées. During the heat-up period, I know that my shoes will need a good brush of dusting. But for nothing in the world I would borrow the sidewalk of the Champs until the roundabout bifurring towards the Avenue Matignon! This place exudes an old-world charm and the children's merry-go-round broadcasts music for kids from all eras. To avoid at the time of the lunch break because, when the weather permits, it is immediately the big display in the lawns on fast food bags and disposable cutlery. And postures almost as neglected and barely less dressed than on a beach add to spoil the view. There is a continuation of what is found on the wide sidewalks of the Champs beyond the roundabout going up to the Etoile!
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