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Rue Beethoven

A small street in Paris is named "Rue Beethoven". It's in the 16th arrondissement, between the 'Avenue du Président Kennedy' and the 'Boulevard Delessert' (métro : Passy, line 6).

Photos : Dominique PRÉVOT

It's 117 metres long and 15 metres wide, and finished with a flight of steps at the north end, which lead to 'Boulevard Delessert'.

Rue Beethoven
Rue Beethoven, view from above
This road is one-way, leading from the banks of the Seine and to the rue de Chardin on the right.
Rue Beethoven
Rue Beethoven,view from below

The Rue Beethoven was given this name on August 24th 1864.

Seemingly it was afore-named "rue de la Montagne".

At this time Beethoven Street was at least twice as long. The north end bent round as far as rue Raynouard.

But the opening of Boulevard Delessert, decided in 1876, reduced the rue Beethoven to the small road we know today. Shame...

Rue Beethoven
View from the rue Beethoven

The rue Beethoven is therefore close to the River Seine.

From the first buildings it is possible to see the Eiffel Tower - a slight but beautiful consolation...

Here are several postcards of the rue Beethoven at the begining of the 1900's. It goes left to the end, and the rue Chardin doesn't yet seem to have been opened on the right...

If you know of other postcards of this street, please let me know...

Rue Beethoven, Paris...
1 - Postcard with no date
Rue Beethoven, Paris...
2 - Postcard dated 1904
Rue Beethoven, Paris...
3 - Postcard with no date
Rue Beethoven, Paris...
4 - Postcard with no date
Rue Beethoven, Paris...
5 - Postcard with no date
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4 - Postcard dated 1909
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Many thanks to Hannah SALTER for her translation of this page from French into English
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