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Paris in Paris, Île-de-France, France
 

Square Louise-Michel

1927

 

—Mairie de Paris —

 
Square Louise-Michel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 28, 2015
1. Square Louise-Michel Marker
Inscription. Imaginé par Charles Alphand et orchestré par Jean-Camille Formigé, l'aménagement du square date de 1880. L'ouverture fut retardée par des glissements de terrains dus à la présence de carrières de gypse. Il porte le nom de Louise Michel, dite la Vierge Rouge, figure de la Commune de Paris. Il est orné de deux fontaines, l'une du sculpteur Derré: la fontaine des Innocents (1907), l'autre de Paul Gasq, dédiée aux dieux marins (1932). On y trouve pommiers et poiriers à fleurs, érables, ptérocaryas, frênes, noyers, cédrèles, ormes, micocouliers, arbres de Judée, robiniers, sorbiers, sovonniers, hêtres…

English translation:
Designed by Charles Alphand and built by Jean-Camille Formigé, this square dates from around 1880. The opening was delayed due to landslides caused by local gypsum quarries. It is named for Louise Michel, called the Red Virgin of Montmartre, a prominent figure of the 1871 Paris Commune. It is decorated with two fountains, one by the sculptor Émile Derré: the Fountain of the Innocents (1907), and another by Paul Gasq, dedicated to marine gods (1932). There are apple and pear flowers, maple, Pterocaryas (Caucasian wingnut), ash, walnut, cedar, elm, hackberry, Judas trees, locust trees, mountain ash, sovonniers, beech ...
 
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Square Louise-Michel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 28, 2015
2. Square Louise-Michel Marker
53.06′ N, 2° 20.563′ E. Marker is in Paris, Île-de-France, in Paris. Marker is at the intersection of Place Saint-Pierre and Rue Tardieu, on the right when traveling west on Place Saint-Pierre. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paris, Île-de-France 75018, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La basilique du Sacré-Cœur (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Saint-Pierre de Montmartre (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Eglise Saint-Jean-l’Evangéliste (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Le Bateau-Lavoir (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); La maison de Rose de Rosimond (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Jewish Student Memorial (approx. half a kilometer away); Clos Montmartre (approx. half a kilometer away); Le Lapin Agile (approx. half a kilometer away). Click for a list of all markers in Paris.
 
More about this marker. There are at least three identical markers mounted on the fence at this square (park). The location listed here is nearest the Funicular's lower station.
 
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Near the marker is the Funicular's base station image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 28, 2015
3. Near the marker is the Funicular's base station
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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