Top 10 worst street names in Paris


To name the streets of Paris, it makes use of famous people or major events. But of the 6,000 public roads that the capital account, all can not have an unblemished name and some are rather strange title ... Here is an inventory of the worst street names in the city, slightly weird to downright ridiculous. < / strong>

Great Truanderie Street and Rue de la Petite Truanderie (Paris 1, M & deg; Etienne Marcel)

If you ever thought that Paris is an unsafe city, two street names you do not also reassuring: the capital outright dedicating street vandalism, the large to the small truancy! The irony is that these lanes, very disreputable in the twelfth century, now coming to the rue Montorgueil district Rambuteau and rather posh.

Rue Vide-Gousset (Paris 2nd, M & deg; Path)

Another name that reflects the turbulent past of Paris: the seventeenth century, this passage was a den of thieves who were allied to steal the wealth of honest people. Fortunately, this alley is only 30 meters long, it is not long shudder when through it.

Rue des Mauvais Garçons (Paris 4th, M & deg; City Hall)

Really, Paris worships hooligans! The brigands and mercenaries grouped into bad-boys named bands roamed this area the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries there rob and murder passersby before the Prefect of Paris, Gabriel de la Reynie, takes over the defense of the capital.

Rue du Petit Muse (Paris 4th, M & deg; Sully-Morland)

Nothing ridiculous at first ... but do you know where does the name? Indeed, it is not from the scientific term musk, a substance secreted by the sex glands of goats but it is actually a linguistic distortion of the expression Whore musse it: prostitutes were wont to walk there to get clients.

Pelican Street (Paris 1, M & deg; Louvre-Rivoli)

Here again, we see nothing ridiculous in the name (although we do not see a lot of pelicans in the capital!) Because the joke takes place in the origin of the name in the fourteenth century, so that it was populated by prostitutes, the street took the nickname Coat the Con!

Rue du Chat-qui-Pêche (Paris 5th, M & deg; St. Michael)

unclear how a cat could be seen fishing in this street, which is the narrowest of Paris between the Quai Saint-Michel and Rue de la Huchette, it measures 1.80 wide and 29 m long. Or how a cat could fish for short, there ...

Street Brisemiche (Paris 4th, M & deg; Rambuteau)

If breeze loaf today took a very different sense, the term was in the sixteenth century a religious connotation. Loaves were then Feeding of the canons of Saint-Merri cloister located in the area

Rue des Deux Boules (Paris 1, M & deg; Châtelet)

Rue des Deux Boules this name since 1546, probably after a sign located in the passage. Perhaps it was an ice cream man? Anyway, this name is the subject of many jokes for over four centuries!

Rue des Boulets (Paris 11th, M & deg; Rue des Boulets)

It is also the name of a subway station on line 9 and inexhaustible source jokes. In reality, it takes its name from the religious wars of the sixteenth century during which it fired cannonballs. This is much less funny, all of a sudden ...

Rue Lassus (Paris 19, M & deg; Jordan)

It is, it is not invented, at the corner of Rue Fessart. Word Games gritty perspective if you have to go around.