"Rue de Rivoli" Walking Tip by MM212

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  Les arcades de la rue de Rivoli, May 2007
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  • Les arcades de la rue de Rivoli, May 2007 - Paris
      Les arcades de la rue de Rivoli, May 2007
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  • Rue de Rivoli looking west (Oct 08) - Paris
      Rue de Rivoli looking west (Oct 08)
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  • Rue de Rivoli, looking east, Oct 2008 - Paris
      Rue de Rivoli, looking east, Oct 2008
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Named after the battle of Rivoli, where Napoléon defeated the Austrian army, rue de Rivoli runs through the heart of Paris. The arcaded street extends from place de la Concorde and leads to rue Saint-Antoine and place de la Bastille, passing by le Louvre, le Marais, and Hotel de Ville. The street was created as part of the urban planning of the 18th and 19th century that shaped Paris into the beautiful metropolis it is today. Today, the street is a strange mix of cheap tourist souvenir shops and some of Paris's most expensive shopping labels.

Address: rue de Rivoli

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  • Updated Jul 19, 2009
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