Place de Grève

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Place de Grève

 

old name of the square in front of the Paris city hall, renamed Place de l’Hôtel de Ville in 1806. It became famous by virtue of the fact that for many centuries (until 1830) it was a place of execution. It was there that the creation of a provisional government was declared during the Revolution of 1848. that the republic was proclaimed on Sept. 4, 1870. and that the proclamations of the Paris Commune were made in March 1871.

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References in classic literature ?
On that day, there was to be a bonfire on the Place de Grève, a maypole at the Chapelle de Braque, and a mystery at the Palais de Justice.