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.
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.