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?

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. In 2014 he moved back to Europe from Sydney with his wife and daughter to be closer to their families and to France. He has a background teaching French 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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