Bucolic Hideaway

Cour Damoye Paris

Another quaint alley of the 11th arrondissement of Paris (France, 2020)


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This is by a simple door wedged between two irrelevant cafes that you will be able to reach out this hidden small alley with undeniable charm, named Cour Damoye, connecting the place de la Bastille to the rue Daval.

This court was established by Mr. Damoye in 1780 on the grounds of the old sewer of the Saint-Antoine ditches and on the site of the glacis of the bastion of the Saint-Antoine gate which extended in front of the eponymous gate. During the First World War, carts were repaired there. Since then, butcher shops and cafes from the Auvergne have given way to more trendy establishments, while the passage has been completely renovated. Workshops, offices, shops and art galleries have replaced the old signs, and only a renovated old freight elevator still gives the place an industrial look.

Location Cour Damoye Paris