Square Edouard VII

September 6, 2011By Louis FraysseSecret Paris

British King in Paris

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Paris’s Square Edouard VII is off-limits to cars but not to pink scooters.

Just steps from the Opéra Garnier and the Eglise de la Madeleine in Paris’s ninth arrondissement is the quiet Square Edouard VII, a home to the Théâtre Edouard VII and many restaurants and offices. The square was built during the reign of its namesake, British King Edward VII (1901-1910), a great lover of (and in) the City of Light, and a statue of him stands in its center. Home to the Société Générale Bank’s headquarters until 1992, the square was renovated at the end of the 1990s to preserve its architectural unity and make it more accessible to the public. The entirely pedestrian square is an opportune place to rest for a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the quarter.

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