Rue Saint-Honoré

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Rue Saint-Honoré
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Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris
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Length1,840 m (6,040 ft)
Width20 m (66 ft) 17.50m 14.60m
Arrondissement 1st, 8th
Quarter Les Halles. Palais Royale. Place Vendôme.
Coordinates 48°51′53″N2°19′56″E / 48.86472°N 2.33222°E / 48.86472; 2.33222 Coordinates: 48°51′53″N2°19′56″E / 48.86472°N 2.33222°E / 48.86472; 2.33222
From21  rue des Halles
To14  rue Royale
DenominationDecember 10, 1847

The rue Saint-Honoré is a street in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, France.

1st arrondissement of Paris French municipal arrondissement in Île-de-France, France

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It is named after the collegial Saint-Honoré church  [ fr ] situated in ancient times within the cloisters of Saint-Honoré.

The street, on which are located a number of museums and upscale boutiques, is near the Jardin des Tuileries and the Saint-Honoré market. Like many streets in the heart of Paris, the rue Saint-Honoré, as it is now known, was laid out as early as the Middle Ages or before.

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The street, at one time, continued beyond the former city walls into what was the faubourg (from Latin foris burgem, an area "outside the city"). This continuation was eventually named the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

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Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré street in Paris, France

The rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré is a street located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France. Relatively narrow and nondescript, especially in comparison to the nearby avenue des Champs Élysées, it is cited as being one of the most luxurious and fashionable streets in the world thanks to the presence of virtually every major global fashion house, the Élysée Palace, the Hôtel de Pontalba, the Embassy of Canada, the Embassy of the United Kingdom, and numerous art galleries.


The rue Saint-Honoré has been given the following names in its long history:

Rue Royale may refer to several streets:

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Henri Dupuy de Lome lived 374 rue Saint-Honore from 1857 until his death in 1885. DupuyPlaque.jpg
Henri Dupuy de Lôme lived 374 rue Saint-Honoré from 1857 until his death in 1885.
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