Rue Saint-Antoine is an old road in the 4th arrondissement of Paris (France).

This street has a rich history, being close to the Place de la Bastille. It is located in the heart of the Marais, of which it is an important artery, and crosses typical streets of this district such as rue Saint-Paul, rue de Turenne, rue de Birague (which leads to Place des Vosges) or Rue Beautreillis again.

Location and access

Rue Saint-Antoine (originally Saint-Anthoine; the letter h remained in English) with a length of 603 meters, is located in the 4th arrondissement, Saint-Gervais and Arsenal districts, and begins at 3, place de la Bastille and ends at 2, rue de Sévigné and 16, rue de Fourcy.

It is one of the components of the main east-west axis of Paris. It starts from Place de la Bastille and ends at the Saint-Paul metro station (line (M) (1)), near Place des Combattantes-et-Combattants-du-Sida where, under the name “rue de Rivoli”, it extends to the Place de la Concorde. This east-west axis extends eastwards, beyond Place de la Bastille, via Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine.

Among its main attractions:

  • Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis church;
  • Monument to Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais by Louis Clausade (French, 1865–1899). Made of Bronze, 1895. At the crossroad of the Rue Saint-Antoine and the Rue des Tournelles.

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