Sign in a series of signs placed by the municipality of Paris describing the history of the city’s gardens.
The garden is named after Léopold Achille (1844-1921), who was the deputy mayor of Paris
The garden was photographed on the same day Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
CITY OF PARIS Square Léopold-Achille
In the 15th century, a group of buildings made up the Hôtel des Tournelles, a vast royal estate, located north of the current Place des Vosges. King Henry II died there in 1559, following an injury received during a tournament.
Queen Catherine de Medici had the castle destroyed.
Bordering the Le Pelletier hotel in Saint-Fargeau, the square houses statues from the facade of the Town Hall, designed by the Italian architect Boccador and burned down by the Communards in 1870. Its name pays homage to a former municipal councilor of the district.