Rue de la Republique (Republic Street), Avignon

Rue de la Republique (Republic Street), Avignon

Formerly known as Bonaparte Square, Republic Street was created in 1867. It is home to the Avignon Lapidary Museum, formerly the church of the Jesuit Colege (Lycée Chapel). On the way to the Clock Square are the old Hautpoul barracks, changed into an administrative center. There is a fountain crowned with a bust of Frederic Mistral.

The street is nearly 1,300 feet long. It begins at the Clock Square and ends at the Court Jean Jaures. On the Republic Street, you will find shops, restaurants and cafes.

Nearby the Click Square on the Republic Street was the Hotel de la Marine, the residence of James Suart, knight of St George and pretender to the throne of England. He was renting for 800 old French gold coins per annum. He was followed by various English and Scottish nobles. Presumably this drove up rents in the neighborhood.

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Rue de la Republique (Republic Street) on Map

Sight Name: Rue de la Republique (Republic Street)
Sight Location: Avignon, France (See walking tours in Avignon)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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