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The Conference Gate

Porte de la Conference

 

—Histoire de Paris —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 7, 2012
1. Porte de la Conference Marker
Inscription. La porte de la Conférence marque la limite ouest de Paris jusqu’a la veille de la Révolution. En 1593, lors du siège de Paris par Henri IV redevenu huguenot, les Ligueurs utilisent cette sortie pour se rendre à Suresnes négocier avec les représentants du roi. A la suite de cette Conférence, le monarque abjure définitivement le protestantisme: “Paris vaut bien une messe!”. La paix revenue, Marie de Medicis fait aménager le quai, qui prend le nom de “Cours-la-Reyne”. Sous la Fronde en 1649. Anne d’Autriche s’enfuit du Louvre par cette porte avec Louis XIV âgé de 11 ans, pour se réfugier à St Germain-en-Laye. Au moment de la construction du Mur des Fermiers généraux en 1785, une partie de Chaillot est rattachée à Paris, et la Porte déplacée en aval vers Passy, à la hauteur de l’actuelle rue Beethoven. Aujourd’hui, le quai de la Conférence au pied de l’Alma rappelle aux Parisiens la conversion du plus populaire de ses rois.

(English translation:)

The Conference Gate marks the western boundary of Paris until the eve of the Revolution. In 1593, during the siege of Paris by Henri IV once again become a Huguenot, the Leaguers used this exit route to get to Suresnes to negotiate with the representatives of the king. Following this conference, the monarch finally recanted Protestantism: "Paris is worth a

Porte de la Conference Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 7, 2012
2. Porte de la Conference Marker
mass". When peace returned, Marie de Medicis installed the dock which took the name of "Cours la Reyne." Under the Fronde in 1649, Anne of Austria fled from the Louvre through this gate with Louis XIV aged 11, and took refuge in St Germain-en-Laye. At the time of construction of the Wall of the Farmers-General in 1785 a part of Chaillot was attached to Paris, and the Gate was moved downstream to Passy, at the foot of the current rue Beethoven. Today, the quay of the Conference at the foot of Alma remind Parisians of the conversion of the most popular of its kings.
 
Location. 48° 51.854′ N, 2° 18.118′ E. Marker is in Paris, Île-de-France. Marker is on Cours Albert 1er. Touch for map. This marker if found at the north-east corner of the Pont de l'Alma. Marker is in this post office area: Paris, Île-de-France 75008, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. L’égoùt de Paris (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Jacques Cartier (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Samuel Champlain (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Le Drapeau Tricolore (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Bureau de Gustave Eiffel (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); La Premiere Liaison Radioelectrique
<i>Porte de la Conference - Paris. 17e siècle</i> image. Click for full size.
Engraving by U.P. Graveurs, circa 1650
3. Porte de la Conference - Paris. 17e siècle
(approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Place du Trocadero (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); The Students of France (approx. 1.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 379 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   3. submitted on July 15, 2015. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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