Place de Clichy

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Coordinates: 48 ° 53 '  N , 2 ° 20'  E

Place de Clichy
Arrondissement 8th , 9th , 17th , 18th
quarter Europe
Junctions Avenue de Clichy
Boulevard des Batignolles
Boulevard de Clichy
Rue d'Amsterdam
Rue de Clichy
Rue de Saint-Pétersbourg
Original names Barrière de Fructidor (1793)
Paris 2115

The Place de Clichy (also just called Place Clichy) is a square in the north-west of the French capital Paris .

It is one of only two places in the city where four arrondissements meet: the 8th , 9th , 17th and 18th arrondissements. Place Pigalle , Montmartre Cemetery and Saint-Lazare train station are nearby .

Location and access

The streets leading from the boulevard périphérique (Porte de Saint-Ouen and Porte de Clichy ) to the city center and from the Place Charles de Gaulle to the Pigalle district cross at the lively square .

Métro lines 2 and 13 meet in the station of the same name under Place de Clichy . Bus routes 30, 54, 68, 74, 80, 81 and 95 as well as night bus routes 01, 02, 15 and 51 reach the square. There is also a taxi station.

Between 2008 and 2010 the square was redesigned with a pedestrian zone , cycle paths and new trees.

Name origin

The city gate Barrière de Clichy, through which the path to the village of Clichy led , was formerly located on the wall of the Mur des Fermiers généraux .


Demolition of the customs house at the Barrière de Clichy gate (1860)

The Place de Clichy was built after the French Revolution on the then city limits between Paris and Clichy. The place belonged to the former municipality of Batignolles and was called "Place" and "Barrière de Clichy" from 1789 to 1814. In 1793 the square was built on the site of the former building of the Barrière de Clichy, which in 1793 had been renamed "Barrière Fructidor".

On March 30, 1814, General Bon-Adrien-Jeannot de Moncey defended Paris on Place de Clichy without success against Russian units attacking during the Wars of Liberation .

A special feature of the Place de Clichy is that it was not planned in terms of urban development, so that the facades on the square, unlike many other Parisian squares, do not offer a homogeneous overall impression.

Worth seeing

In the middle of the square is a memorial whose erection by Napoleon III in 1869 . commissioned. It commemorates the defense of Paris by Moncey against the Prussian and Russian troops during the Battle of Paris in 1814. This is represented by a six-meter-high bronze group created by Amédée Doublemard on the eight-meter-high pedestal decorated with bas-reliefs . The architect Edmond Guillaume was commissioned with the realization of this monument .

The Place de Clichy in art

Web links

Commons : Place de Clichy (Paris)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Le monument de la place de Clichy at, Accessed on February 6, 2020
  2. ^ Pierre Bonnard: La Place Clichy
  3. Archives: LE FILM DE POLANSKI
  4. Louis-Ferdinand Céline , Voyage au bout de la nuit , Romans, tome I , Éditions Gallimard , “La Pléiade” collection, 1981, ISBN 2-07-011000-1