Place de la République in Paris

The Place de la République (known as the Place du Château d’Eau until 1879) is a square in Paris (France), located on the border between the 3rd, 10th and 11th arrondissements. The square has an area of 3.4 ha.

The Paris Métro station of République lies beneath the square, served by Line 3, Line 5, Line 8, Line 9 and Line 11. It is one of the network’s main transfer points on the Rive Droite.

At the center of the Place de la République is a 31 feet (9.4 m) bronze statue of Marianne, the personification of the French Republic, “holding aloft an olive branch in her right hand and resting her left on a tablet engraved with Droits de l’homme (the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen).”

The statue sits atop a monument, the Monument à la République, which is 75 feet (23 m) high. Marianne is surrounded with three statues personifying liberty, equality, and fraternity, the values of the French Republic. These statues also evoke the three medieval theological virtues. Also at the base is a lion guarding a depiction of a ballot box. The monument has been described as “an ordinary one, acceptable to a committee in the 1880s and inoffensively unarresting today.”

Streets meeting at the Place de la République

Boulevard de Magenta
Rue Beaurepaire

Rue Léon-Jouhaux
Rue du Faubourg du Temple
Avenue de la République

Boulevard Voltaire
Boulevard du Temple
Passage du Vendôme

Rue du Temple
Boulevard Saint-Martin
Rue René Boulanger

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20 arrondissements of Paris

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