Square de l'Opéra Paris

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Square de l’Opéra – Peaceful and lovely

When I’m walking on the Grands Boulevards, I like to find some peace and quiet on this lovely, slightly hidden square.

The square of Opéra-Louis-Jouvet is a square created in 1896 on the site of a former theater that was replaced by the beautiful theater l’Athénée whose facade of Belle Epoque style you can admire.  If today it is called Square de l’Opéra-Louis-Jouvet, it is to pay tribute to the actor and director Louis Jouvet who marked our history of theater and cinema. He was the director of this theatre for 17 years and died in circumstances similar to those of the great French playwright Molière. in 1951, while rehearsing on the stage of his theater, he suffered a heart attack and died a few hours later in his office of this very theater.

On the square, I can also admire the statue of Pegasus which takes flight. It is due to Alexandre Falguière, friend and sometimes competitor of Auguste Rodin.

I also recommend the Fragonard perfume museum. In the past, there was a velodrome where the bourgeoisie came to learn to ride a bicycle. You will find the remains in the museum, which is fascinating when we want to understand the technical aspects of a know-how that could not be more French 😉

Leave this place to find another one, majestic, the place Edouard VII where the statue of the most Parisian of the English kings is enthroned.

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Square de l'Opéra-Louis Jouvet, Paris

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24 hours daily
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)