A little history of place de la Carrière
The square | Berthold Werner / CC-BY-SA
Hear ye, tournaments!
The place was known as place Neuve (″New Square″) in the reign of duke of Lorraine Charles III.
So, where did this name Carrière (″manege″) come from? Because tournaments used to take place here!
The Stock Exchange... or the fountain
They raised four fountains on each corners of the square, with children hunting or fishing.
Fountain by Cyfflé is today place d'Alliance, but it used to be on the place de la Carrière!
In 1752, they raised the Stock Exchange, with its nice wrought iron decoration made by Jean Lamour.