Feminists in France change Paris street names to celebrate inspirational women Favorite 



Aug 27 2015


Paris Europe

A feminist group in France has been transforming the streets of Paris after noting that just 2.6 per cent are named after notable women.
Tourists on the Ile de la Cité got a surprise when they found that almost all of the street signs in central Paris had been changed overnight.
The group Osez le Féminisme!, which roughly translates as "dare to be a feminist", created their own version of the iconic blue plaques and stuck them over the "official" names.
Rather than walking down the Quai de la Tournelle near the Notre Dame, signs told passers-by that they were in fact on the Quai de Nina Simone. Other famous French figures such as record-holding sailor Florence Arthaud and pioneering lawyer Jeanne Chauvin were paid tribute to.

[By Roisin O'Connor]

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