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Rue Saint-Jacques (Paris)

5e Arrt
Rue Saint-Jacques, Paris
Arrondissement
Ve
Quarter Sorbonne, Val de Grâce
Begins 79 Rue Galande
Ends 84 Boulevard de Port-Royal
Length 1,550 m (5,090 ft)
Width 16 to 20 m (52 to 66 ft)
Denomination 1806

The Rue Saint-Jacques is a street in the Latin Quarter of Paris which lies along the cardo of Roman Lutetia. The Boulevard Saint-Michel, driven through this old quarter of Paris by Baron Haussmann, relegated the roughly parallel rue Saint-Jacques to a backstreet, but it was a main axial road of medieval Paris, as the buildings that still front it attest. It was the starting point for pilgrims leaving Paris to make their way along the chemin de St-Jacques that led eventually to Santiago de Compostela.[1] The Paris base of the Dominican Order was established in 1218 under the leadership of Pierre Seila in the Chapelle Saint-Jacques, close to the Porte Saint-Jacques, on this street; this is why the Dominicans were called Jacobins in Paris. Johann Heynlin and Guillaume Fichet established the first printing press in France, briefly at the Sorbonne and then on this street, in the 1470s. The second printers in Paris were Peter Kayser and Johann Stohl at the sign of the Soleil d'Or in the Rue Saint-Jacques, from 1473.[2] The proximity of the Sorbonne led many later booksellers and printers to set up shop here also.

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Coordinates: 48°50′48″N 2°20′36″E / 48.84667°N 2.34333°E / 48.84667; 2.34333

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