Rue aux Ours

Arrondissement 3

Number 19

The street rue aux Ours was named after the geese (oues in old French) that used to be roasted there. Over time this evolved to ours. Pictured here at the corner with the rue Quincampoux, it is first recorded in 1297 and was named after an individual who lived there.

The street was named after the geese (oues in old French) that used to be roasted there. Over time this evolved to Ours.

Auguste Blanqui was shot in the neck at the corner of the rue aux Ours with rue Quincampoix in a street celebration of the Paris Republican electoral victory of November 1827.

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