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Rue de la Chaussée-d'Antin, France

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21 Rue de la Chaussée d'Antin
75009 Paris
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The rue de la Chaussée-d'Antin, in the 9th arrondissement of Paris was the street that gave this new quarter of Paris its generic name. It runs north-northwest from the Boulevard des Italiens to the Église de la Sainte-Trinité sited to provide a focal object at its upper end. It has one section of the Galeries Lafayette department store.
Here existed a swampy piece of ground north of the ancient porte Gaillon, one of the city gates built in the wall under Louis XIII. In the 17th century it was still a winding road, the chemin des Porcherons, connecting the porte Gaillon to the humble village of Les Porcherons, with a straggling string of raffish premises and a bridge without a handrail across the fouled brook of Ménilmontant. The notorious hostelry "La Grande Pinte" stood on the present site of the Église de la Sainte-Trinité. It was graded and resurveyed as a boulevard eight toises in width according to an ordinance of 4 December 1720, and stretched from the end of rue Louis-le-Grand to rue Saint-Lazare. It received its popular and eventually official name from Louis Antoine de Pardaillan de Gondrin, Duke of Antin (1665–1736), the son of the marquise de Montespan and superintendent of the Bâtiments du Roi, whose hôtel directly faced the opening of the new street; his name became attached to the roadway as early as 1712.

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Rue de la Chaussée-d'Antin

Address: 21 Rue de la Chaussée d'Antin, 75009 Paris, France
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