Boulevard Garibaldi, where the hotel Baldi is located
Located in Paris’ 15th arrondissement, Boulevard Garibaldi is named after the Italian general who helped the French beat the Prussians in 1870. During that year, the provisional government put in place after the capture of Napoleon III after his defeat at Sedan received a message from Garibaldi, who offered all his support to a nation he declared to love with all his heart. From Marseille, the Garibaldian armies went to Dijon, where they defeated Prussian troops in January 1871.
A few days later came the armistice, while in February of that year, Garibaldi was elected as a deputy, a position he refused before retiring from French political life. A short way from Les Invalides, home of the Musée de l’Armée and Ecole Militaire, part of the Boulevard de Grenelle in the north of the 15th arrondissement was renamed Boulevard Garibaldi as a posthumous tribute to the general. With Rue de la Croix Nivert on the east side and Avenue de Breteuil on its west, the present-day Boulevard Garibaldi spans 700 metres. In particular, you’ll find Hotel Baldi, whose name resembles that of Giuseppe Garibaldi.