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Rue Saint Denis, Paris

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#126 of 211 in Historic Sites in Paris
Rue Saint-Denis is one of the oldest streets in Paris. Its route was first laid out in the 1st century by the Romans, and then extended to the north in the Middle Ages. From the Middle Ages to the present day, the street has been notorious as a place of prostitution. Its name derives from it being the historic route to Saint-Denis.

The street extends as far as the 1st arrondissement and Rue de Rivoli to the south and as far as the 2nd arrondissement and the boulevard Saint-Denis to the north. It runs parallel to the boulevard de Sébastopol.
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  • Back in medieval times, this was the route the newly-crowned King took into town from the coronation site in St. Denis. The area continues to gentrify pushing out the formerly seedy shops. Lots of.....  more »
  • This street which runs almost from the ancientcity at the Seine a couple miles north, offers something for everyone. It has no cars, at leadt on Sunday, so it was full of tourists, people histling...  more »

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