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The revolutionary rue des Colonnes

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Street District Rue des Colonnes

Here we are on the old passage des Colonnes ("Columns' street") founded in 1791, in order to link rue Feydeau with rue des Filles-Saint-Thomas: it allowed the access to the Feydrau theatre, until 11 PM.

A group of speculators who owned the Verneuil city house, launched the construction of the passage, with architect Joseph Bénard.

7 years later, they transformed the passage into a street!

A 90 metres long street, unfortunately cut by the opening of rue de la Bourse in 1826...

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