Photographer's Note

Rue Royale in Paris runs from Place de La Concorde (seen here in the distance) to the Place de la Madeleine, site of the church of the same name and which is located immediately behind me at this point.

282 metres in length, construction of the uniform façades in the first part of the street began in 1758 to the design of Ange-Jacques Gabriel. A luxury development, it was built to accompany the construction of the Place de la Concorde under the auspices of the entrepreneur and architect Louis Le Tellier.

Originally conceived as a residential street, it began to lose its residential character during the nineteenth century. By the end of that century it had become the home to many high class jewellers and subsequently fashion houses. This remains the case today.

Thanks to the French Wikipedia site for the above information.

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