An elephant head near Les Halles, Paris


How many people passing by the busy street of rue de la Cossonnerie actually know there is an elephant head near Les Halles, Paris?

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Where is the Elephant head near Les Halles?

Lift up your eyes at number 3 and you will discover a very beautiful elephant head which is arguably of Indian islamic style.

Elephant at number 3 rue de la Cossonnerie, Paris © French Moments

Elephant at number 3 rue de la Cossonnerie, Paris © French Moments

Situated in the 1st arrondissement the rue de la Cossonnerie is a very old street and dates back to the 12th century. ‘Cossonnerie’ derives from the French word ‘cosson’ which once designated the intermediaries between the lace markers and merchants.

Latitude: 48.861369
Longitude: 2.348955

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Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. He has a background teaching French, Economics and Current Affairs, and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations, and a degree of Economics and Management.

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