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Rue de Rivoli, Paris

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Rue de Rivoli is one of the most famous streets in Paris, a commercial street whose shops include the most fashionable names in the world. It bears the name of Napoleon's early victory against the Austrian army, at the battle of Rivoli, fought January 14 and 15, 1797. The rue de Rivoli marked a transitional compromise between an urbanism of prestige monuments and aristocratic squares, and the forms of modern town planning by official regulation.
The new street that Napoleon Bonaparte pierced through the heart of Paris took for one side the north wing of the Louvre Palace, which Napoleon extended, and the Tuileries Gardens. For the first time ever, a handsome, regular, wide street would face the north wing of the old palace. Napoleon's original section of the street opened up eastward from the Place de la Concorde. Builders on the north side of the Place Louis XV, as it then was named, between rue de Mondovi and rue Saint-Florentin, had been constrained by letters patent in 1757 and 1758 to follow a single façade plan. The result was a pleasing uniformity, and Napoleon's planners extended a similar program, which has resulted in the famous arcaded facades that extend for almost a mile.
The restored Bourbon King Charles X continued the rue de Rivoli eastwards from the Louvre, as did King Louis-Philippe. Finally, Emperor Napoleon III extended it into the 17th-century quarter of Le Marais (see: Right Bank). Beneath the rue de Rivoli runs one of the main brick-vaulted, oval-sectioned sewers of Paris' much-imitated system, with its sidewalks for the sewer workers.
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  • Welcome to the rue de Rivoli, which is more than 3km long, from Concorde square to the 4th arrondissement. Characterized by its endless succession of arcades that houses many shops, rehausséess of best Haussmanian facades whose stone takes this incredibly beautiful hue when Sunrise and sunset, it follows the whole gardens and Palais des Tuileries. It is precisely the Park on one side that allows to give it this airy impression, without feeling suffocated between the buildings, and that allows the Sun to provide it with a vibrant color. Overall, the most chic shops are located by heading towards the place de la Concorde. Conversely, by going to Chatelêt, the shops become more accessible to the scholarships. The street crosses the palce of the pyramids under the eye of Joan of arc erected in national heroine, and passes past the Palace Le Meurice, the Hotel Regina and the tour Saint-Jacques and the City Hall. It is a wonderful idea to walk, especially as it allows to be protected from the weather.
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  • A completely Parisian street. In Addition to the Louvre, I recommend walking a couple of blocks as there are many cute buildings and cafes to take something
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