History and visit the Rue Saint-Martin in Paris
Rue Saint-Martin is a highway located in the 3rd and 4th arrondissement of Paris. It is 1420 meters long and has a width that varies between 7.20 meters to 37 meters from the wharf and the Grands Boulevards. With 4 doors, rue Saint-Martin is one of the oldest streets of the capital of France.
Historically, the name of the rue Saint-Martin was taken from the former monastery of Saint-Martin-des-Champs, but the use of such highway ascended far the Middle Ages. Indeed, it is the rue Saint-Martin was the major north-south axis of the capital of France. Well it took advantage of its geographical location until around the 14th century, she was competing in the rue Saint-Denis and saw its major axis as lost.
This Saint-Martin was once famous for the contrast that prevailed there. Its upper part was considered the cradle of fine arts and religion, because she welcomed three beautiful churches and the priory of Saint-Martin. The bottom of the Rue Saint-Martin, meanwhile, was notorious as the home of the most outrageous trades and unruly.
La Chapelle Saint-Julien-des-Ménétriers still undoubtedly one of the most beautiful jewels of the Rue Saint-Martin, despite its modest decor, before the revolution. The priory of Saint-Martin was also transformed into the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts during the French Revolution. Rue Saint-Martin is unfortunately not enough house and famous people even if it still retains some nostalgia hiding shyly behind modest buildings like the old theater des Sans-culottes.
Transfer to the rue Saint-Martin in Paris
Rue Saint-Martin is 20.1 km from Orly Airport, 26.8 miles from Charles de Gaulle Airport and 87.2 km from Paris Beauvais airport.