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Rue du Chat qui Peche, Paris
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Rue du Chat-qui-Pêche is considered the narrowest street in Paris. It is only 1.80m (just under 5 feet, 11 inches) wide for the whole of its 29m length.It is located in the 5th arrondissement, on the Rive Gauche of the Seine, and runs from Quai Saint-Michel to Rue de la Huchette,HistoryBuilt in 1540, it then ended on the bank of the river Seine.The status of "narrowest" street in Paris is also conferred on the sentier des Merisiers in the 12th arrondissement and the passage de la Duée in the 20e arrondissement.Origin of the nameIn English the name means "Street of the Fishing Cat". It was named after the picture on a shop sign.The original name was Rue des Étuves, and at various times it has also been known as Rue du Renard (not to be confused with the current Rue du Renard, in the 4e arr.) and Rue des Bouticles.LiteratureJolán Földes, a Hungarian author, lived on this street in 1930, and gave its name to one of her novels: A halászó macska uccája, which is the literal translation of the name in Hungarian.
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  • Ok . To call this a attraction is too much and the only prestine thing is the plaque with the street name . But I loved the name ( Fishing Cat Street ) and I have 5 cats . Arround the " street " ( it ...  more »
  • One of those curiosities you can keep an eye out for. We had our kids look for the smallest house and the smallest street to keep them occupied. 
  • This little street claims to be the narrowest Street in Paris, its maximum width is 1.8 meters and length-29 meters. Despite the surrounding Street legends, in common with its title, street Cat-Fisher personally to me has not made big impressions
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