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Rue des Rosiers

Paris

France

Contributed by 
Project for Public Spaces
 on 
August 20, 2002
December 14, 2017

A vibrant market street in the heart of Paris Jewish Quarter.

What makes it Great?

Why it doesn't work?

Walking along the Rue de Rosiers one hears traditional Hebrew music and Hebrew inscriptions are everywhere. Ancient houses are constantly in activity and there are street vendors, restaurants and a community that lives its life through interactions on the street. Retail and residential uses keep the street active at all hours. Lately, chic boutiques are trying to buy out small commerces and to "embourgeoise" the sector. These trends have changed the outskirts of the quartier, with the addition of new upscale clothing boutiques and housing.

Access & Linkages

Comfort & Image

Uses & Activities

Sociability

How Light?

How Quick?

How Cheap?

History & Background

Covered in the 12th century with wild rose bushes, the rue des Rosiers is the heart of the Jewish area since the Middle Ages. It is now one of the most lively areas of the Marais.

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