Toulouse. A site to know since when your street, your place or your avenue bears his name
Through Anthony Assemat
Did you know that Place Rouaix has been bearing this name since at least the 12the century? If you want to know the age of the name of the street where you live, and of all the streets and squares in Toulouse, the municipal archives have set up the appropriate service!
An interactive map
Through Urban Hist Toulouse, the website that causes the city’s heritage, the Municipal Archives have created an interactive map, entitled “In the name of the road”, to know everything about the arteries of the 4e city in France.
Did you know that Place Rouaix has been bearing this name since at least the 12th century? ??https://t.co/nW7WCuR4XS
Three Toulouse routes can boast of having such an old name. Find out whose … https://t.co/wgvpkqPyDa
– Toulouse Archives (@ToulouseArchive) September 28, 2021
From the Middle Ages to the present day
The appearance of street names can go from the Middle Ages to the present day. Streets and squares are designated regularly. Very recent example with avenue Jacques Chirac, whose name in tribute to the former President of the Republic who died in 2019 replaced Boulevard des Crêtes, between Jolimont and Soupetard. His daughter, Claude Chirac, was also present at the inauguration alongside the mayor Jean-Luc Moudenc, Tuesday, September 28, 2021.
Much further from us, certain streets have not changed their denomination since the Middle Ages. Example with Cantegrill Street, near Saint-Georges, which dates from the 13the century.
The boulevards, the turn of the XIXe century
The Archives map shows that the name of the boulevards underwent a major development in the 19th century.e century. Boulevard de Strasbourg was so called in 1873, Boulevard d’Arcole in 1840, Lascrosses Boulevard in 1815, boulevard Carnot in 1894 …
And the Jean-Jaurès alleys?
And the Jean-Jaurès alleys ? The name of the former deputy and socialist columnist from Tarn was given to the central aisle in Toulouse in 1922, eight years after his assassination on rue du Croissant, in Paris. In particular, we learn that the alleys have changed their names several times, going from Allées Villeneuve to Allées d’Angoulême, then from Allée Lafayette to Allée Louis-Napoléon.
The name of the streets of Toulouse is also a little more recent history. Gabriel-Péri street, the party street in the city center? It owes its name since 1945 in homage to Gabriel Péri (1902-1941), Communist deputy, executor by the Germans during the Second World War. 1945 is also the year of the advent of avenue Jean Chaubet, east of town. We also talk about rue Croix Baragnon since 1948, or avenue Jean Rieux since 1947.
La rue des Chamois “,” name of pure fantasy “
North, the rue des Chamois, in Trois-Cocus, appeared in 1968 … “A name of pure fantasy, in an urban district where no chamois has undoubtedly never appeared, but perhaps inspired by the path of neighboring Izards”, explains the site. The name of avenue Fondeyre appeared in 1969 while among the names with Spanish connotations in this sector, Federico Garcia Lorca street was appointed later, in 1996.
There you have it, a wealth of information available to all to deepen your knowledge of the Pink City.
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