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The Square du Temple (Temple Square) is a garden in Paris in the 3rd arrondissement. It was opened in 1857 or 1865 depending on the source. Its covers an area of 7,700 square metres.

It is one of 24 squares arranged in Paris during the works carried out by Haussmann under Napoleon III. The squares were designed and laid out by Jean-Charles Alphand, director of public roads and walks of the City of Paris.

Marking the northern boundary of the Marais district, the square is bordered by the rue de Bretagne to the south, rue Eugène Spuller to the east, rue Perrée to the north and rue du Temple to the west.

Like the neighbouring building the Carreau du Temple, the square occupies a part of the old enclosure of the Templars, and partially overlaps the location of the now disappeared tower of the Temple.

The large elegant building seen in the background of this picture is the Mairie (Town Hall) of the 3rd arrondissement.

Extracted and freely translated from an article in French Wikipedia.

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