History

District of Val de Grace...

The Agency is located in the District of Val de Grace and Port Royal, between the Church and the military hospital of the same name, and of the Observatory and the Luxembourg Garden.

Rue St Jacques, Roman road crosses the street from the Val de Grace. The Val de Grace military hospital was built on the ancient quarries which were used in the construction of Notre-Dame.

The Church of the Val de Grâce was commissioned by the mother of Louis XIV in appreciation to God for the birth of his son. Rue Pierre Nicole, nearby, collects the crypt of Saint Denis, first chapel in Paris...

In the 19th century, the Bal Bullier and The Closerie des Lilas will welcome artists and painters (from which artists nearby workshops).

Today the Val de Grâce is known for number of schools, institutions, libraries and renowned artisans.

Rue Henri Barbusse (writer and journalist of the same name), we have a luthier, a bookseller of rare and ancient books, a cabinetmaker, etc. and of course, our agency!



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