- History and visit the Rue Saint-Antoine in Paris
- Discover Nearby Attractions of Rue Saint-Antoine
- Transfer to the Rue Saint-Antoine in Paris
History and visit the Rue Saint-Antoine in Paris
Rue Saint-Antoine is part of the 4th district of Paris. It begins at 3 place de la Bastille and ends at 2 rue de Sévigné and 16 rue de Fourcy. Integrating the main axis “east-west” of Paris, it lengthens the rue François-Miron and rue de Rivoli. Popular and attractive, the street is 603 m long and 21.50 m wide.
Historically, this route leads to the Parisian abbey of Saint-Antoine-des-Champs, from which it took its name. The street existed already before the construction of the abbey in 1198. It was originally named rue de la Porte Baudet, from a cabinet door of King Philip Augustus, near rue de Sévigné. After the construction of a bridge over a drain, it was then called rue du Pont-Perrin. It kept the name of Saint-Antoine even though the abbey was turned into a hospital in 1790.
Rue Saint-Antoine included a few past blocks such as Eagle Street, rue François-Miron, and rue du Pont Perrin. These streets were between rue des Barres and Street Culture Sainte-Catherine. The part between rue des Barres and rue de Fourcy was renamed rue François-Miron by the decree of October 2, 1865, which ordered the shortening of rue Saint-Antoine.
Various festivities and conflicts took place in the street. It was the scene of battles between the Burgundians and Armagnacs, and the last battle fought by the British before being driven from the city. Henri II was killed in a tournament here.
Discover Nearby Attractions of Rue Saint-Antoine
Explore the historical and cultural richness around Rue Saint-Antoine. Visit the iconic Place de la Bastille, a symbol of the French Revolution. Just a short walk away, discover the charming Place des Vosges, the oldest planned square in Paris. The area is also home to the impressive July Column and the vibrant Bastille Market, offering a true Parisian experience.
Transfer to the Rue Saint-Antoine in Paris
Rue Saint-Antoine is located 20 km from Orly airport, 37 km from Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport and 104 km from Beauvais Airport.