We are very fond of our location @ 3, rue de Birague.
There we feel @ home with our lovely neighbors with whom we often share a coffee and gossips.
We are not the only ones to promote Made in France in our street. You can also find:
– Pierre, the owner of the Galerie UBU, creates and makes beautiful jewels in his Parisian workshop,
– Sophie, designs and makes cute children’s clothing in her boutique Si Petit.
– Marie, the owner of La Chamade, is originally from Auvergne. Her restaurant offers delicious local products.
Who was this Birague?
Our street owes its name to the Cardinal de Birague (1506 – 1583) who was chancellor of France. The street was opened in July 1605 to serve the brand new Place des Vosges which was still under construction.
It was then called “Rue Royale Saint Antoine”. In 1792 it was named Rue des Vosges and became Rue de Birague in 1864.
– The street leads to the south side of the Pavillon du Roi under the porch of which you can discover the beautiful Place des Vosges.
– At n°10, just in front of the shop, there is the house where Joseph Lakanal died.
– At n° 11bis, it is the birth house of Madame de Sevigne.
– At n° 16, it’s the house where the sculptor Jean-Jacques Feuchère died.
Next time we will tell you the story of the Birague fountain, which unfortunately no longer exists.