Robespierre's Last Residence
Imagine, instead of a store, a carriage door opening onto an inner courtyard. From 1791 to his death in 1794, Maximilien Robespierre lived here, in the home of the carpenter Maurice Duplay (see below). In proximity to the Assembly, Robespierre found refuge here after the massacre on the Champ-de-Mars on July 17, 1791. He then stayed, protected by the builder’s family. His life was austere: Robespierre had a very modest room on the first floor, overlooking the courtyard.
398 rue Saint-Honoré