History and visit the Boulevard Ornano in Paris
Boulevard Ornano is located in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, in the district of Clignancourt. It starts at 44 rue Ordener, extends on Boulevard Barbès and ends at Boulevard Ney between 33 to 37. It measures 780 m long and 30 m wide. The Metro Line 4 runs along the underground route of the boulevard, through the Porte de Clignancourt on the north side, the Simplon station in the center, and Marcadet Poissonniers station on the south side.
Historically, Haussmann work allowed the opening of the Boulevard in 1863. It initially spread out to Boulevard de Rochechouart, crossed the ancient village of Clignancourt. In 1882, a portion in his side was called Boulevard Barbès. He named it in honor of Philippe Antoine d’Ornano, who was a French soldier and politician. Cousin of Napoleon I, he was one of the most general decorated of the Empire. His name is among those inscribed on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
Scandinavian chapel once stood up at No. 19 Boulevard Ornano. The land was donated by the Swedish government in 1907 for the benefit of Maggi Dairy Company. The latter proceeded after the construction of the tallest building you can see now. As for the old chapel, it was transformed into boiler shop.
It was on this street that the police fell at the Porte de Clignancourt, November 2, 1979, René Jacques Mesrine, who was a French criminal. He was nicknamed in the 1970s, the man of a thousand faces, the French Robin Hood, The Grand or the public enemy number one.
Transfer to the Boulevard Ornano in Paris
Boulevard Ornano is located 27.8 kilometers from Orly Airport, 23.7 km from Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport and 83.8 km from the airport of Beauvais.