Rue Saint-Honoré  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

The rue Saint-Honoré is an ancient street in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, France.

It is named for the collegial Saint-Honoré church situated in ancient times within the cloisters of Saint-Honoré.

This road is close to the jardin des Tuileries Saint-Honoré market. A number of museums are found along this road.


Rue Saint-Honoré is a road in Paris, and it has been given the following names in its long history:

  • the section between Rue de la Lingerie and Rue de la Tonnellerie was named rue de la Chausseterie, from 1300 to the 17th century
  • the section between the now defunct rue Tirechappe and Rue de l'Arbre Sec was named rue du Chastiau Festu (1300) ou du Château Fêtu
  • the section between rue de l'Arbre Sec and the now defunct rue du Rempart was named rue de la Croix du Trahoir, rue de la Croix du Tiroir, rue du Traihoir ou du Traihouer, du Trayoir ou du Trahoir, du Triouer ou du Trioir between the 13th and 14th centuries ; and Rue de la Chaussée Saint-Honoré from 1450 ;
  • the section between the now defunct rue du Rempart and Rue Royale was known successively as chemin de Clichy (1204), grand chemin Saint-Honoré (1283), chaussée Saint-Honoré (1370), grand chemin de la porte Saint-Honoré (1392), chemin Royal (1393), nouvelle rue Saint-Louis (1407), grand'rue Saint-Louis (1421), rue Neuve Saint-Louis (1430), grande rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré (1609), chaussée Saint-Honoré (1634), rue Neuve Saint-Honoré (1638)
  • In 1966, the part between Palais-Royal, Théâtre Français and Place André Malraux was given the name Place Colette.

Notable buildings

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