Paris Sights

Carrefour de Buci

  • Neighborhood/Street
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Cafe de Paris, Carrefour de Buci, Paris, France

    © Ross Brinkerhoff / Fodor’s Travel

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

Just behind the neighborhood's namesake St-Germain church, this colorful crossroads (carrefour means "intersection") was once a notorious Rive Gauche landmark. During the French Revolution, the army enrolled its first volunteers here. It was also here that thousands of royalists and priests lost their heads during the 10-month wave of public executions known as the Reign of Terror. There's certainly nothing sinister about the area today, though; brightly colored flowers are for sale alongside take-out ice cream and other sweet treats. Devotees of the superb, traditional bakery Carton (at 6 rue de Buci) line up for fresh breads and pastries (try the pain aux raisins, tuiles cookies, and tarte au citron).

Sight Information


Intersection of rues Mazarine, Dauphine, and de Buci, Paris, France

Published 06/25/2015


What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in Paris

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss

No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.