Jean-Paul Belmondo: An emblematic place in Paris renamed in memory of the actor

By Nathanaël B., Manon C. Published on March 18, 2023 at 11:51 am

The central reservation of the Bir-Hakeim bridge has been renamed “Promenade Jean-Paul Belmondo” by the City of Paris, in memory of the actor who died in 2021.

While the Boutroux stadium of the 13th arrondissement was renamed “Pele Stadium“, another legend has its name inscribed in the Parisian landscape. It is about John Paul Belmondoa huge French actor who died in 2021. He is now part of the history of 15th and 16th arrondissements of Paris, because the central reservation of the bridge of Bir Hakeim was renamed “Promenade Jean-Paul Belmondo“, March 14, 2023.

The place was not chosen at random, the Pont de Bir-Hakeim was the filming location of Fear on the City, one of Belmondo’s most cult films. In the feature filmHenry Verneuil, Belmondo performed an impressive stunt there, standing on the metro which passed over the Pont de Bir-Hakeim. How not to think about it when you pass by?

Moreover, this denomination is a little special, since it is made in derogation of a misunderstood rule. The one who forbids the City to attribute to a public road the name of a personality who died less than five years old. Jean-Paul Belmondo having died in 2021, this promenade could not normally have seen the light of day until 2026.

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