The Belly of Paris Setting & Symbolism

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Le Charcuterie Quenu-Gradelle

Le Charcuterie Quenu-Gradelle is the name of the butcher shop owned originally by Florent and Quenu's uncle, Monsieur Gradelle. After his death, La Belle Lisa and Quenu take over the shop. The term "charcuterie" is sometimes mistakenly used in reference to a shop which specializes in pork only and this is not the case.

Monsieur Lebrige's café

Located not far from the charcuterie, Lebigre's café is where Florent and his friends plot to overthrow the French Empire. The café is located in the Rue Pirouette, not far from the Quenu-Gradelles' butcher shop.

Nanterres

Nanterre is another well-known suburb of Paris. Madame François lives here. Florent and Claude Lantier visit her at her home one day. It is here that Florent feels comfortable and secure. Interestingly, Madame François complains about Paris as though she lived in an entirely separate city. This may be a...

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