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Rue Mouffetard, Paris: 21 reviews and 52 photos

  The two "plaques" at no. 103.
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  • The two "plaques" at no. 103. - Paris
      The two "plaques" at no. 103.
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  • Facchetti's butcher shop at no. 134. - Paris
      Facchetti's butcher shop at no. 134.
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  • Detail of the frontage. - Paris
      Detail of the frontage.
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  • Rue Mouffetard II. 5th. - Paris
  • St. Medard church and part of the market. - Paris
      St. Medard church and part of the market.
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Continuing down the street.

"Commemoratives plaques" at no. 103 - 1626, date of the building.

The 2nd plaque is for the 5th district commemorating the "Siege of Paris" by the German army during the winter of 1870/71.

At the bottom of the street at no. 134 is the old Facchetti's butchers shop. Back in the 1930's it took 2 years to complete the work on the facade. It is now a cheese shop.

Just opposite Facchetti's or Androuets (as the cheese shop is called) is the St. Medard church. A chapel has been on the site since 1140, although recent merovingian discoveries show that it dates from much older. The present church dates from the middle 1400's and expanded between 1560 and 1586.In December 1561 an altercation between Catholics and Protestants created havoc and the plundering of the church. This was part of a religious war and is known as the "Tumult of St. Medard.

Address: Rue Mouffetard
Directions: Metro:Place Monge on line 7. Stations Cardinal Lemoine (line 10) and Censier Daubenton (line 7) are other good options.

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  • Written Jun 8, 2009
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