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Rue de la Bûcherie is a street in Paris, France.

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History

Near the cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris and the Place Maubert, between La Seine and Boulevard Saint-Germain The Rue de la Bûcherie is one of Paris' oldest Rive Gauche streets. In the middle ages it was a street where damaged meats were salted and boiled to feed the most humble and miserable inhabitants of Paris.

In the 17th century, La Voisin, a chief personage in the famous affaire des poisons, which disgraced the reign of Louis XIV, lived here [needs citation].

Nicolas-Edme Rétif, the French novelist, lived on Rue de la Bûcherie during the years leading to his death in 1808.

Until the late 1970s the place was a popular Parisian street with mixed modest restaurants (Lebanese, Asian, Pakistani), antiques dealers, and art galleries. In the 1970s the contemporary art gallery Galerie Annick Gendron took place at the 1 rue de la Bûcherie.

The dissection amphitheatre of the ancient Faculty of Medicine where Jacques-Bénigne Winslow taught is still located on Rue de la Bûcherie.

Origin of the name

The name come from the ancient— Port aux bûches — port's logs where logs were put down.

Buildings of note

  • 13-15 - amphitheatre of the ancient Faculty of Medicine
  • 37 - Shakespeare and Company, a bookstore specializing in English language books while simultaneously employing and boarding English-speaking writers in Paris, is at 37 rue de la Bûcherie.

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