Boulevard Auguste-Blanqui - History

History

The boulevard occupies the site of the ancient Wall of the Farmers-General. Originally, the roadways ran alongside the wall, which was knocked down in the 1860s.

Their former names were :

  • on the outside was the Boulevard d'Italie between Place d'Italie and Rue de la Glacière,
    • but which became the Boulevard de la Glacière beyond Rue de la Glacière,
  • on the inside was Boulevard des Gobelins between Place d'Italie and Rue de la Glacière (as distinct from the Avenue des Gobelins which also starts from the Place d'Italie)
    • but which became Boulevard Saint-Jacques beyond Rue de la Glacière.

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