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Rue d'Alesia, Paris

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A major street in the south of Paris, Rue d'Alesia runs along the entire east-west length of the XIVe arrondissement and is one of the few streets in Paris named after a French defeat, or more precisely, a Gallic defeat: the Battle of Alesia. On this strip of shops, you will discover great finds for discounted prices. In addition to clothing, find stores for shoes, bags, accessories, and even wine. When your feet get tired, head to one of the charming cafés and enjoy some refreshments.

Regular destinations like movie theaters, hotels, and fast food restaurants are onsite as well. Rue d'Alesia is also quite popular with the locals, so you won’t be crowded by tourists all day. Put Rue d'Alesia and other Paris attractions into our Paris itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Bella Street, full of shops and places to eat. On some days there are stalls selling pure delicatessen. It is worth walking here.
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  • The street stretches to the South of the city, runs through Metro station Alesia. It shops are located, including bio-shops with fruits and vegetables. Go along the street you can on 62 bus.
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  • The rue d ' Alésia is a long artery two-way, 20 m wide, animated and shopping, the 14 th arrondissement of Paris that is oriented East West. It extends the Rue de Tolbiac coming from the 13 th district and extends to the West by the Rue de Vouillé, after the Rue Vercingetorix, the borough limit. It is 2400 m long. It serves the 3 districts in the borough, or from East to West: Parc Montsouris, Petit Montrouge, and pleasure. It is planted with trees "Sophora Japonica" since 1950, which give a pleasant shade in the season. It cuts three large Parisian streets, avenues of Maine, to Montparnasse train station and that of General Leclercq, to Place Denfert Rochereau and the centre of Paris. This junction is place Victor and Hélène Basch, better known by the name of place of Alesia where is located the Church of Saint Pierre de Montrouge. It also crosses avenue René Coty to the East, towards the place Denfert Rochereau this street is created in 1865 under the reign of Napoleon III, by the prefect Haussmann after integration in 1860 from parts of neighbouring communes of the old Paris, in the new 14th district and the cutting of the capital into 20 districts. Indeed, the 14 th new includes parts of the municipalities of Montrouge, Vanves and Vaugirard. The creation of an artery of cross connection in new districts in the South of Paris, led to the realization of these streets d ' orientation is West, so that all the main arteries of Paris are converging toward the Center so northward. Prior to its creation, a part of the rue d ' Alésia was called "path of the oxen" and "path of righteousness", we were almost in the countryside! This street does not really remarkable sites with the exception of the Church Saint Pierre de Montrouge cross, but it is hosted in the day with many shops, but very little evening. The district is rather residential throughout much of its course, with neighborhood markets and brocantes of Sunday. A lot of buildings are Haussmann style as it should. Bus No. 62 line serves the rue d ' Alésia and its extensions Tolbiac Street East and rue de Vouillé West. This artery is nice for those who like shopping, "hunt", in shops and dead ends or the flea markets and admire some beautiful buildings in style. The street is accessed by the metro stations "Alésia" line n ° 4 in the middle of his career and the "Craft" line no.13 in its west part station
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