The story behind Rue des Zouaves

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The distinctive uniform of the Zouave included short open-fronted jackets, loose trousers, sashes and oriental headgear.

The Zouaves were a class of light infantry regiments of the French army that served in North Africa between 1830 and 1962. Along with the indigenous Travailleurs Algériens, the Zouaves were the most decorated units of the French Army.