|Districts - Republic Square|
The Republic Square, formerly known as Place du Chateau d'Eau, was designed by Baron Haussmann in 1854. In the middle stands the statue of the Republic of 10m high, made by sculptors brothers Leopold Morice Morice (1846-1919) and Charles Morice (1848-1918).
This huge square located at the junction of several neighborhoods variously colored, is surrounded by the Marais in the south, the Bastille and Pere Lachaise Cemetery in the East, Belleville in the north and the Grands Boulevards in the west.
Pathways leading to the square of the Republic:
- Boulevard de Magenta,
- rue Leon-Jouhaux,
- rue du Faubourg-du-Temple,
- avenue de la République,
- boulevard Voltaire,
- boulevard du Temple,
- rue du Temple,
- boulevard Saint-Martin,
- rue Rene-Boulanger.
Known for its events, the area of the Republic Square is lively and popular. It is organized around two poles: the Place de la Republique and the Canal Saint Martin.
Throughout the Canal Saint Martin parade terrace cafes and cozy taverns. This is one of the most romantic and typical place of Paris, often immortalized in films, most recently in the famous film "Amelie Poulain". A stroll on the quays with their quiet atmosphere is recommended. The canal runs through part of Paris, is 4.5 km long, more than 2 km underground. The channel has no fewer than nine locks. Must see: the canal itself and the locks of the canal still in use. To do: a stroll along the quays (reserved for pedestrians and cyclists on Sundays.) and having a drink in popular pubs along the canal. Recommended: take the shuttle river for a tour of the canal from the Bastille or La Villette.
From the side of Republic Square, restaurants and bars and shops intermingle between the adjacent streets such as rue du Faubourg du Temple and the Boulevard Voltaire.