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.With our international travel planner, Paris attractions like Rue de Rivoli 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.
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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Rue de Rivoli Reviews
En fait il s’agit d’une rue et comme son nom l’indique c’est une rue ou circule des voitures. L’inconvénient de cette rue est que celle-ci s’étend sur plus de 3 km. Je dirai que j’ai une préférence po... more »In fact it is a street and as the name suggests it is a street or drives cars. The downside of this street is that it stretches for more than 3 km. I will say that I have a preference for this street that runs along the Louvre but there are also beautiful things to see like the former Napoleon barracks.
A rua de rivoli fica colado no museu do louvre, então quando sair do museu já vai direto nas compras dos souvenir, roupas de paris ou até lojas de marca um pouco mais a frente. Ao caminhar pela rua ta... more »The rue de Rivoli is glued to the Louvre museum, so when you leave the museum, you will go straight to shopping for souvenirs, Paris clothes or even brand stores a little further ahead. As you walk along the street you will also see the beauty of Paris's buildings, restaurants and cafes. It's worth a cup of coffee and shopping for some souvenirs of the city in this place.
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