Paris, F – Esplanade du 9 nov.

Berlin Wall in Paris

Location: Esplanade du 9 novembre 1989 formerly Porte de Versailles

1 segment

In 2006, the square Porte de Versailles in front of the Paris Exhibition and Congress Centre in the 15th Arrandissement was renamed in Esplanade du 9 novembre 1989, chute du mur de Berlin. The name change was accompanied by the erection of a Wall segment, however, which lasted until 2009.

Initiator for this was the then district mayor Jean Goujon. The segment is a gift of the Berlin Senate to its twin town Paris.

Photo above and background:
© by Groume. Licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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