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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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  • A former street to the glorious past, when there was the cat jazz club that fishing or used to sometimes play Miles davis or JL. Ponty, and a truly Parisian neighborhood life. Today a kind of souk composed quite shabby shops and restaurants of junk food that smell fried oil... There's just the small theater that always plays the Ionesco. A move quickly
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  • The most narrow street in Paris, we found it by chance walking around the Latin quarter, and seeing several people photographing the passage, we asked and you told us the story of the cat that fishing, which there are memories in drawings on the walls, another of the many sights of this beautiful city.
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  • In Paris the most narrow street is "Rue du Chat qui Pêche (the fishing Cat Street)", there are only 1.8 m width is narrow and lined with two. And is 29 m in length without North-South Boulevard Saint Michel bordering to the north stand and in front of Seine River, de la Cité is located beyond. It is built over the centuries old in 1540, then Ottoman Paris large remodeling to also escape, remain doggedly old road. If you look closely, in the middle of the road drainage signs resurfaced that later was lost. Walls bordering on France and unpolished couples through from the South side with Cochet as I headed north, then turned back and watched hard. Picture of a cat, there are painted by local artists were drawn.
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