Place André Malraux is a square in the 1st arrondissement of Paris (France).

The two fountains of the Théâtre-Français (former name of the square due to the presence of the Comédie-Française building), dating from 1874, by the architect Gabriel Davioud, are decorated with sculptures by Mathurin Moreau, Albert-Ernest Carrier -Belleuse, Charles Gauthier and Louis-Adolphe Eude. They are placed symmetrically in relation to Avenue de l’Opéra which crosses the square diagonally.

Place André Malraux is extended to the east by Place Colette, a pedestrian median.

Its north and east sides are built with buildings with typical Second Empire architecture, today mainly used for offices. To the west, the square is bordered by rue de Richelieu on which the Comédie-Française stands.

To the south, the buildings are heterogeneous and older since they are made up of the southern sidewalk of rue Saint-Honoré, subdivided and built without a unified urban planning program after the destruction of the old Quinze-Vingts hospital, in the second half of the 18th century.

On the axis of Avenue de l’Opéra, the Hôtel du Louvre dominates the square.


Metro: 1, 14, 7
Bus: 21, 39, 68, 72, 73, 95.

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