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Hotel Paris Near République , a hub of the city

Published on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 in the category Hotel Paris France news headlines

Hotel Paris near Republique , from which you can easily reach any part of the city. The Place de la République is located on the border between the 3rd, 10th and 11th arrondissements, and is just a short walk from the Hotel Paris France. A symbol of the French Republic, the square serves several main avenues leading to Bastille, Oberkampf, Ménilmontant, the East and North railway stations, the Grands Boulevards and the Marais. The République Metro station, which serves 5 lines, lies beneath the square.

Hotel Paris near République , the essence of France

The Place de la République is located where once stood a gate bastion in a defensive wall raised in the 14th century. The approximate shape of the square today was defined during Baron Haussmann’s mid 19th century reconfiguration of Paris, when the city was transformed from an essentially medieval urban area into a modern metropolis.

In 1879 a competition was held to find a design for a suitably impressive monument to symbolise the French Republic, which would be a fitting centrepiece for the square. This was won by the Morice brothers. Architect Charles designed the base and sculptor Leopold created the statuary. Appropriately enough this masterpiece of sculpture depicts Marianne, the national emblem of France and an embodiment of the Goddess of Liberty. Figures representing the ideals of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity are set about the pedestal, and bronze plaques depicting historical scenes complete this magnificent monument. A fountain pool surrounds the base.

The Place de la République was redeveloped in 2013 and is now a family friendly pedestrian area. Covering two hectares, the square is an airy and pleasant place made lush by over a hundred trees. It also has a pavilion housing a café and an events space.

Hotel Paris near République , the Hotel Paris France

Our Belle Epoque era hotel is conveniently situated a few minutes from the historically and culturally significant location that is the Place de la République. The square is also ideal for accessing public transport.

 


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Picture copyright holder : Tourist Office Paris - Photographer Amélie Dupont