History and visit the area of Folie-Méricourt in Paris
The area of Folie-Méricourt is a district belonging to the 11th arrondissement of Paris. It is the 41st administrative district of the French capital. It is bounded by the rue du Faubourg du Temple, the Place de la Republique, Oberkampf street, the Boulevard de Belleville and the Boulevard du Temple.
The area of Folie-Méricourt was a Parisian suburb and maintained its rural character until the end of the seventeenth century. It was not part of the great work carried out by Baron Haussmann. It is placed at the south hill of Belleville. The industrial development of neighborhoods that border it has led to the growth of this area. It was industrial and crafts area and this is what explains the presence of a large number of people still working. He had essentially metallurgical industries were many before.
The name of the area of Folie-Méricourt was given because of the presence of several small known splurge houses. These houses have multiplied in the eighteenth century. The famous Paris Winter Circus is an exceptional place in this district. The construction of this circus was made in 1852. It is the work of architect Jacques Hittorf and formerly called Cirque Napoleon. It is classified as a historic monument since 10 February 1975. It has a capacity of 1,650 seats. The facade of this building opens on rue Amelot and adorned by statues of warriors on horseback, low well sculpted reliefs and a central panel.
Transfer to the area of Folie-Méricourt in Paris
The area of Folie-Méricourt is located at a distance of 22.3 km from Orly Airport, 26.8 km from Charles de Gaulle Airport and 89 km from Beauvais Airport.