History and visit of Rue Conté in Paris
Rue Conté is a thoroughfare situated in the Arts and Crafts district. The street begins at No. 57 Rue de Turbigo and No. 1 rue Montgolfier and ends at No. 4 rue Vaucanson. Spanning 60 meters in length and 15 meters in width, it is a picturesque street in Paris.
Historically, the street was named in honor of Nicolas-Jacques Conté. An influential figure for France, he was renowned as a chemist, physicist, and painter. He is credited with inventing the pencil and played a significant role in establishing the Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers. Geographically, Rue Conté leads directly to the main entrance of the conservatory.
Rue Conté connects Rue Vaucanson and Rue Montgolfier, intersecting Rue Turbigo. The street was built on the former grounds of the Priory of Saint-Martin-des-Champs. Both this location and Rue Saint-Vannes, which once demarcated the abbey’s boundary, were redeveloped to pave way for Rue Conté.
Established in 1817, the naming of Rue Conté followed a ministerial decree in September of that year. When viewed from Rue Turbigo, Rue Conté boasts a unique atmosphere, particularly due to the modestly decorated buildings along its path. The area where Rue Conté lies is serviced by the Arts et Métiers metro station. A blend of contemporary structures and attractive architecture lining Rue Conté further adds to its appeal.
Transfer to Rue Conté in Paris
Rue Conté is situated 16.1 km from Orly airport, 34.2 km from Charles de Gaulle Airport, and 90.5 km from Beauvais Airport in Paris.