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A satellite view of Paris captured by Ken Broadhurst from a poster bought in Paris in the 1990s

Louise Michel: A Paris Commune walk

5.5km / 2 hours

A walk around working class Montmartre known to Michel alongside the Paris tax wall finally removed in 1860

Arrondissements 17 – 18

Ferré – Dmitrieff

The walk takes us from the 17th arrondissement, where Michel first lived on coming to Paris in 1856 to the places she taught, and fought on barricades defending the Paris Commune before May 23 1871 when she surrendered to the Versaillais forces in exchange for her mother. The walk passes through what is now the Square Louise Michel as we climb up the Montmartre hill below the Catholics’ revenge on the Commune, the Sacré-Coeur Basilica. This was built near where Michel raised the alert that the Versaillais were about to seize the Commune’s artillery canons, and where a Versaillais general and a retired general who had directed some of the June 1848 massacres were both killed by the angry crowd.

88 boulevard des Batignolles

20 avenue Rachel

Place Blanche

24 rue Houdon

15 rue d’ Orsel

Square Louise Michel

36 rue du Chevalier de la Barre

26 rue du Mont Cenis

45 boulevard Ornano

24 rue Championnet

41 Rue de Clignancourt

Louise Michel: A walk after exile

12.3 km / 3.5 hours

A nearly circular walk that glances at the early Louise Michel but focuses on her life from 1880 to 1905

Arrondissements: 6 – 7 – 8 – 10 -12

Émile Pouget

The walk focuses mainly on some of the Parisian places Michel was associated with after her return from exile in 1880. It starts at an address near today’s Place République and Bourse du Travail where she lived in the 1860s. It then passes the Gare St Lazare prison (now Square Alban-Satragne) where she was jailed in 1883 and the Gare St Lazare railway station at which huge crowds met her in 1880. It continues on to the Left Bank, following the route of the 1883 unemployed march that saw her carry a black piece of cloth on top of a broom for a flag. Further on there is the site of the flat where she lived for the last 9 years of her life as well as the site of the Women’s Technical Drawing School she set up during the 1871 Commune. Finally, the walk passes through the Luxembourg Gardens, where Mitterrand exchanged a remembrance column featuring her and Blanqui for a statue of his mentor, Pierre Mendès-France, and goes on to the Gare de Lyon.  In 1905 some 120,000 mourners accompanied her remains from there on the two-hour walk to the Levallois-Perret Cemetery in north-west Paris. We won’t follow her that far…

14 rue Château d’eau

Square Alban Satragne (prison St Lazare)

Gare Saint-Lazar 108 rue St Lazare

L’Esplanade des Invalides

Boulevard Saint-Germain

Rue du Four

2 rue Jacob

7 rue Dupuytren

Jardin du Luxembourg

Gare de Lyon Boulevard Diderot