Gazetteer and Maps of Fontainebleau's Paris

Gaston de Bourbon
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April 22nd, 2018, 10:39 am #1

This is the Paris Role Play Map which will be used in the game. Click on the map to bring up a version you can expand. It recommended that you right click on the expandable version and 'Save Picture As' on your own hard drive to make referencing it easier.
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Gaston de Bourbon
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April 22nd, 2018, 10:46 am #2

This is the Gazetteer detailing the locations on the above map:

Gazetteer of Parisian Locations

This gazetteer details the numbered locations on the Paris Roleplay Map and Paris Roleplay View. The smaller maps detail the City’s Quartiers and surrounding Faubourgs together with the areas in which the various classes of housing can be found, The Paris Roleplay Map details the main routes (there are lots of side streets also) and building locations.

Most of the named locations are accurate (street and bridge names etc) whilst other sections (placement of fictitious clubs and government offices etc) are pure invention. I’m not aware of the Temple complex being used as an army barracks, for example, but it was confiscated by the Crown and would suit the purpose ideally. Similarly, all Quartiers except the Quartier des Celestines did actually exist, but whereas the Paris of 1610 had 16 Quartiers in number, I’ve taken a more manageable 11 and expanded these at the expense of the missing five.

The aim of this exercise is to provide a common framework for the purposes of adding 'chrome' to press releases etc. It can be considered 'official' so far as Fontainebleau En Garde is concerned, so please use it to provide a common background.

The information in (brackets) after the building name details the Quartier (Q.) or Faubourg (F.) in which the building is found followed in some cases by the name of the street the building is on.

For ease of use, the buildings have been grouped by type / theme. This means that some buildings appear in the gazetteer more than once. La Tournelle, for example, appears three times, once as an ecclesiastical location, once under ‘The Military’, and finally under ‘Justice’

Royalty and Government

  1. Palais du Louvre (Q. de Louvre). Main Royal palace favoured by the King. Offices of Ministry of State and Ministry of Finance & Marine. . King’s confessor has rooms here. Barracks of the Royal Foot Guards.
  2. Palais des Tuilleries (F. de St Honoré). Royal Palace preferred by the Queen. Site of Royal Library. Queen's Confessor has rooms here. Barracks of King’s Musketeers and King’s Escort.
  3. Palais de Luxembourg (F. St Germain). Home of the Prince Héretier (Crown Prince Gaston).
  4. Concièrgerie (Îsle du Palais). Prison. Holding cells for those awaiting trial for (civil) embezzlement and high crimes. Condemned are also held here prior to execution.
  5. Palais de Justice (Îsle du Palais). Major Civil Court, trying High Crimes and Civil embezzlement cases. Offices of the Ministry of Justice.
  6. Gallerie du Louvre (Q. de Louvre). Offices of Secretaries of State and Paris Offices of Royal Governors.
  7. Le Châtelet. (Q. des Halles). Prison. Holding cells for those awaiting trial for low and minor civil crimes. Offices of Préfect de Police.
  8. Le Bastille (Q. des Celestines). Prison. Holding cells for those accused of military crimes (though most are released on parole). Destination of all those receiving custodial sentences. The archives of the Préfecture de Police are also housed here. Barracks of Paris Guard.
  9. Hôtel de Ville (Q. de la Mortellerie). Offices of the Royal Governor of Paris and Court where he tries those accused of low and minor crimes. Situated on the eastern edge of the Place de Grève where public executions are carried out.
  10. Jardin des Plantes (F. St Victor). Large herb garden where medicinal plants are studied and grown. These are primarily for the use of the Royal Physicians, but some supplies get to hospitals and private doctors on occasion. The Royal Herbalist (Botanist) and Royal Apothecary (Chemist) both have offices, research facilities and preparation rooms here.
  11. Observatoire (F. St Jacques). The Royal Astronomical Observatory, together with the office of the Astronomer Royal.
  12. College des Lecteurs Royaux, (Q. du Place Maubert, corner of Rue St Jean and Rue St Jacques). College whose lecturers are totally supported by the King and whose lectures are free. Home of the Royal Academy of Science, whose Director has his main office here.
  13. Hôtel de Letiquors, (Q. des Celestines, on the Rue de la Serisaye). Offices of the Ministry of War.

Clubs and Social

    14. Fleurs de Lys (Q. du Marais, on the eastern side of the Place Royal)
    15. Bothwells (Îsle du Palais, on the southern side of the Place Dauphine)
    16. Hunters (F. St Germain, on the corner of the Rue du Chasse Midy and Rue de Sevres).
    17. Horse Guards (F. St Honoré, in l'Hôtel de Lionne on the Rue Neuve des Petits Champs).
    18.  Blue Gables (Q. de St André, in the Hôtel de Chagny on the Rue des Maturins, between the Rue St Jacques and the Rue de la Harpe)
    19. Frog & Peach (Q de St Martin on the Rue Monconseil)
    20. Red Philips (Q de St Martin on the Rue des Fontaines)
    21. Rue Bourdel (Q. du Place Maubert). The Red Light district where the majority of Paris’ bawdyhouses are situated).
    22.Theatre Royal (F. St Germain, on the Quai des Theatres). Paris’ major theatre and the offices of the Director of the Theatre Royal.

Trade & Commerce

    23.Les Halles (Q. des Halles). Large covered market in the centre of Paris’ main mercantile centre.
    24. Pont Au Changes (between Q. des Halles and Îsle du Palais). Bridge where majority of Paris’ shylocks have their homes and businesses.
    25. Foire de St Germain (F. St Germain, on the Rue du Place Bourbon). A large covered market and centre of the commercial district of the Faubourg St Germain.
    26. Foire de St Laurent (F. St Laurent). Large covered market catering to poorer customers).
    27. Northern Horse Market (between F. St Honoré and F. Montmartre). Provides most of the mounts for the cavalry regiments.
    28. Southern Horse Market (F. St Victor)
    29. Wine Market (F. St Victor, Quai et Port de St Bernard) Most of wine consumed in the city is unloaded at the nearby quay.

Ecclesiastical Sites

    30.Notre Dame (Îsle du Palais). Cathedral.
    31. Hôtel de Cardinal (Q. du Marais, on N side of the Place Royal). Private residence of the Cardinal. Barracks of the Cardinal’s Escort.
    32. La Tournelle (Q. du Place Maubert). Small castle and prison under Church control. Those accused of Ecclesiastical crimes are held and tried here. Offices of Inquisitor of France. Barracks of the Cardinal’s Guard.
    33. St Eustache (Q. St Denis). The large parish church of the Les Halles area.
    34. St Innocents (Q. des Halles, Rue St Denis) Church and Paris’ main cemetery.
    35. St Roch (F. Saint Honoré). Church frequented by many residents of Quartier du Louvre.
    36. Les Jacobins (F. St Honoré). Dominican Abbey
    37. St Victor (F. St Victor). Franciscan Abbey
    38. Les Bernadins (Q. du Place Maubert). Jansenist Abbey.
    39. St Germain des Pres (F. St Germain) Jesuit Abbey and Ecclesiastical palace used by Archbishop of Paris.
    40. St Martin (Q. St Martin) Benedictine Abbey.
    41. Les Celestines (Q. des Celestines) Dominican Convent.
    42. St Genevieve (Q. St André) Benedictine Convent.
    43. Carmel de l’Incarnation (F. St Jacques) Convent.
    44. Les Jesuites (Q des Celestines, Rue de Jouy) Large church and House of Ordained Jesuits
    45. Sorbonne (Q. St André, Rue Sorbonne). Seminary and college for Priests and Artists. Offices of Theological Scholars.
    47.Recollets (F. St Laurent). Franciscan Convent.
    47. Hostel of St Mary Magdalene, northern end of the Rue St Martin, near the Recollets Franciscan Convent in the Faubourg St Laurent.
    48. Port Royal (F. St Jacques) Jansenist Convent.

Learning


12 College des Lecteurs Royaux, (Q. du Place Maubert, corner of Rue St Jean and Rue St Jacques). Home of the Royal Academy of Science, whose Director has his main office here.
45 Sorbonne (Q. St André, Rue Sorbonne). Seminary and college for Priests and Artists. Offices of Theological Scholars.
46 Faculty of Medicine (F. du Place Maubert, Rue de la Bûcherie).
58 Le Temple (Q. du Temple). Military Academy. Offices of Commandant of the Academy and Academy Instructors.
61 Duchesse de Bidet's Ladies Academy, (Q. du Louvre, Port de l’Ecole)


Medicine


10 Jardin des Plantes (F. St Victor). Large herb garden where medicinal plants are studied and grown. These are primarily for the use of the Royal Physicians, but some supplies get to hospitals and private doctors on occasion.
46 Faculty of Medicine (F. du Place de Maubert, Rue de la Bûcherie)
49 Hôtel Dieu (Îsle du Palais). Main city hospital.
50 Hopital de St Louis (F. du Temple). Plague/isolation hospital
51 La Pitié (F. St Victor) Hospital.
52 Les Filles Hospice de la Misericorde (F. St Victor). Woman’s hospital.
53 La Charité (F. St Germain). Hospital.
54 Enfans Rouge (Q. du Temple) City Orphanage


The Military


1 Palais du Louvre (Q. de Louvre). Barracks of the Royal Foot Guards.
2 Palais des Tuilleries (F. de St Honoré). Barracks of King’s Musketeers and King’s Escort.
8 Le Bastille (Q. des Celestines). Prison. Holding cells for those accused of military crimes (though most are released on parole). Barracks of the Paris Guard.
13 Hôtel de Letiquors, (Q. des Celestines, on the Rue de la Serisaye). Offices of the Ministry of War.
32 La Tournelle (Q. du Place Maubert). Barracks of the Cardinal’s Guard.
55 Hôtel de Longueville (Q. du Louvre). Army HQ. Offices of Field Marshal, Army Commanders/adjutants, Division Commanders/adjutants and Guards Brigadier. Members of the General Staff currently without commands or military appointments also maintain small offices here.
56 Cours d’Arsenal (Q des Celestines). Main army supply centre. Offices of Army quartermasters.
57 Petit Arsenal (Q des Celestines). Secondary army supply centre. Offices of Inspectors General and Frontier Quartermaster.
58 Le Temple (Q. du Temple). Main city barracks housing all (non-guards) infantry regiments. Venue for Courts Martial and regimental training. Site of Military Academy. Offices of Adjutant General, Foot Brigadiers, Military Academy Commandant and Instructors.
59 Les Capucins (F. St Honoré). Former priory, now barracks of Horse Guards regiments. Office of Horse Guards Brigadier.
60 Cavalry Barracks (Ville de l’Éveque). Home of the Dragoon and Heavy Cavalry regiments. Offices of Heavy and Dragoon Brigadiers.

Justice

4 Concièrgerie (Îsle du Palais). Prison. Holding cells for those awaiting trial for (civil) embezzlement and high crimes. Condemned are also held here prior to execution.
5 Palais de Justice (Îsle du Palais). Major Civil Court, trying High Crimes and Civil embezzlement cases. Offices of the Ministry of Justice.
7 Le Châtelet. (Q. des Halles). Prison. Holding cells for those awaiting trial for low and minor civil crimes. Offices of Préfect de Police.
8 Le Bastille (Q. des Celestines). Prison. Holding cells for those accused of military crimes (though most are released on parole). Destination of all those receiving custodial sentences. The archives of the Préfecture de Police. are also housed here. Barracks of the Paris Guard.
9 Hôtel de Ville (Q. de la Mortellerie). Offices of the Royal Governor of Paris and Court where he tries those accused of low and minor crimes. Situated on the eastern edge of the Place de Grève where public executions are carried out.
32 La Tournelle (Q. du Place Maubert). Small castle and prison under Church control. Those accused of Ecclesiastical crimes are held and tried here. Offices of Inquisitor of France.
58 Le Temple (Q. du Temple). Venue for Courts Martial. Offices of Adjutant General.

[Re-edited after some helpful formatting programme renumbered things and messed everything up]
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Gaston de Bourbon
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April 22nd, 2018, 11:07 am #3

This is a numbered view of Paris in our period, detailing the locations listed in the Gazetteer above.  The view is from West to East, with the Tuilleries Palace and Gardens bottom centre. Paris Roleplay View.gif
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Gaston de Bourbon
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April 22nd, 2018, 11:14 am #4

Quartiers And Faubourgs

This map details the location of various Quartiers and Faubourgs mentioned in the Gazetteer.  if you just see an empty space below, click on it and it should bring the map up in a separate screen. Paris Quartiers and Faubourgs.gif
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Gaston de Bourbon
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April 22nd, 2018, 11:23 am #5

Housing Areas

This map shows the differing quality of the housing in the various Quartiers and Faubourgs. For further details see the Housing and Transport section (Section 20)  in the House Rules

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Road Names

The problem with many maps of Paris from this era to be found online is that the resolution isn't good enough to read the street and road names clearly.  The best I've found, from 1609, appears below.  The orientation is a little strange - North is in the bottom left hand corner and South in the top right - but at least most of the names are legible.

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April 22nd, 2018, 11:27 am #6

Finally, before leaving Paris, below is colour version of the numbered view above.  It really is a work of art...
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May 31st, 2018, 2:16 pm #7

Leaving the City, this is a map of the surrounding area (the Isle de France) - much more detailed than the smaller scale Map of France
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