22.4.11

Passages - Rue Royale



Rue Royale in its more or less present shape was with its buildings created between around 1760 and 1785. It has changed names with the history, from Rue Royale des Tuileries, to Rue de la Révolution, Rue Royale Saint Honoré, Rue de la Concorde. Since 1814 it’s just Rue Royale.
There are two passages, both of course with an opening also on the parallel street,  Rue Boissy d'Anglas.
One, Galerie Royale, is partly covered by some nice stained glass, partly in open air. It’s a place especially for nice pieces of porcelain, crystal… (see the large Chagall plate) and also some fashion houses.


















The other one, Village Royal (see top picture), is in open air. It was until recently called Cité Berryer and was for centuries a market place (Marché Aguesseau). It’s now a bit remodeled and has also become a place for fashionable shops and restaurants.













For the francophiles knowing Alphone Allais, it may be interesting to see this plate at the entrance of Village Royal, reading: "Si en 1900 Alphonse Allais a, par erreur, habité en face, 24 rue Royale, c'est ici que son esprit demeure".





26 comments:

Olivier said...

les quartiers chics parisiens, la rue royale est magnifique, j'avais un big client dans ce coin, l'avantage c'etait que l'on pouvait se balader au tuilerie

Nadege said...

I wish I could do some shopping in those beautiful stores.

Lo said...

Ah.....what delicious photos of those gorgeous streets and buildings. I miss Paris! Thanks for giving me this taste.

Bagman and Butler said...

Beautiful, informative, and enticing -- as always. What a wonderful city.

Studio at the Farm said...

YAY ... it's "Peter" day. pardon me, I got a bit carried away. Wonderful photos. Judging from the stores that are there, it is still very much the "Rue Royale".

claude said...

J'aime bien la première photo de la rue Royale. Je la préfère à la galerie, peut-^tre que c'est trop chic pour moi, mais il faut de tout pour faire Paris.

SusuPetal said...

Glad Påsk, Peter!

Thirtytwo degrees said...

I loved this journey through the streets of Paris. You are a great guide. Merci!

Delphinium said...

glad pask? ca veut dire joyeux noël?
:-)))
j'aime beaucoup la première photo, un petit côté rétro. Allez, je suis stress ce matin, le ménache n'avance pas, je n'ai pas trop le temps de me balader avec toi, tu ne m'en voudras pas hein? big bisous

Trotter said...

Hi Peter! Sorry for the absence, but one week off means three weeks busy to recover...
Wonderful; but everything a bit overpriced around the corner... ;)

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I've never actually heard of this place in Paris. Interesting! I love good shopping/restaurant areas. Thanks Peter


Brittany.

Thérèse said...

La numéro décrit exactement le Paris Eternel tel que chacun l'a vu, le voit et j'espère le verra!

Harriet said...

The top photo is just wonderful -- if I were an artist, I'd want to paint it! Thanks for all this info --- a must see on my next visit.

Sydneylk said...

I love this place! The whole area around Jardin de Tuileries is just beautiful. This is also right by one of my favorite book stores in Paris, Galignani on Rue de Rivoli. And Angelina's is right next door for good, yet extremely pricey, hot chocolate and pastries.

As always, your blog is a great fix for my Paris addiction. Thank you!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I have discovered many of the passages but will have to add these to my list for the next visit. I hope that it will not be too long! (Hope that you had a nice birthday!)

Bises,
G

Barbara L said...

Visiting your blog is like taking little trips places. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos.

joanny said...

Peter:

An interesting section of Paris I wonder I may have missed it Peter, did you do a post on how the porcelain is made? - from the 11th Arrondissement 'Porcelaine de Paris'?
That porcelain platter of Chagall is stunning.

Joanny

Julie said...

The Allais plaque tweaked my interest as it had such an unusual turn of phrase: 'his spirit declined to go further'.

So, upon further reading, I find him to have been a journaliste and racconteur who died in 1905. I gather he was buried in Saint Ouen cimeterie, but I don't know where that is. Shall add it to my cemeteries for my next trip.

Poor old Allais had his tomb bombed by the RAF during WW2. I ahould think he may have enjoyed the irony of that.

Thank you for this post, Peter. Set me off on another journey through this city.

Me said...

Nice post,Bravo.
Good area to promote.

Ruth said...

Ah, a bit of French blue in a golden allee.

Joyeuses Pâques, Glad Påsk et Happy Easter to you!

Vagabonde said...

I will add this Passage to my list – there are so many though that I don’t know how many I’ll get to photograph in two weeks. I enjoyed your library post and in a way was amazed that this library and the others survived for so long. Here in Cobb County, my husband walks to our local library every day to read the New York Times. Yesterday we found out that the county is going to close it on May 1st. They are closing 14 out of 17 libraries in Cobb County, as well as two senior centers, two swimming pools and other places. That is the way it is becoming here, with the Tea Party very strong in Georgia, literary pursuits are not thought as necessary but as luxuries that people don’t really need - different people, different viewpoints and different cultures. Joyeuses Pâques Peter.

Jack said...

Peter, your posts are always so well researched and so informative. I don't yet have plans for my next visit to Paris, but when it happens, I am going to hire you as my guide!

Starman said...

I've been on rue Royale many time but never checked the passages/

ParisBreakfasts said...

Me too...I do not know these passages at all.
Merci Peter

sonia a. mascaro said...

Peter, I always love to "visit" Paris through your eyes and your camera. You took wonderful pictures and you are a great guide that instigate on me the desire to know Paris someday...

This is Belgium said...

ca me donne vraiment envie d aller voir tout de suite !