Square Laurent Prache, Paris

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  • In the 6th arrondissement of Paris, this small square is located at the foot of the Church of Saint Germain des Prés just like on the other side the square Félix Desruelles. Its access is directly to the corner of the square. It was created in 1901 after the demolition of the building at 15-17 rue de l'Abbaye as part of the work of the extension of the rue de Rennes. He pays tribute to Laurent Prache, a former municipal councillor of the city of Paris and a lawyer at the Court of appeal. You will discover vestiges of the chapel of the Virgin, a medallion of Laurent Prache and a bronze sculpture depicting Dora Maar, the Muse of Picasso, made by this artist. You can come by Metro, line 4, station "Saint Germain des Prés".
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  • This square is located just behind the Church of Saint Germain des Prés. It is small but charming and quite distant from the hustle and bustle of Saint Germain Boulevard, making it a place of relaxation and rest. Moreover, the visitor can enjoy, to discover the remains of Gothic style, which were those of the chapel of the Virgin dating from 1255, which existed on this place; It was attached to the Church of Saint Germain des Pres, but was demolished in the nineteenth century. Under the profitable shades in summer, one can take a little rest on the few benches available. The medallion of Laurent Prache (1856-1919), municipal councillor of the Borough of Saint Germain des Prés, then Deputy in 1906, is placed on the wall to the right of the entrance. Likewise, a bronze woman's head of Picasso, offered to the city of Paris in 1959, is located in this square, in front of the main entrance. This square is accessible by the Metro station "Saint Germain des près" line n ° 4
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  • You have to visit! The Church is very interesting and the neighborhood offers a dozen things to do.
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