The Denfert-Rochereau square is a public square in Paris. It is the first Parisian area visited by JC Denton in Deus Ex. JC travels here after a meeting with Stanton Dowd in Dowd's Family Crypt.

MJ12 has a strong enough presence to operate openly in Europe; a curfew is in effect; both Commandos and Military bots can be seen patrolling the streets, looking out for anyone outside at night.

Locations[edit | edit source]

  • Abandoned Skyrise – A building that was being renovated in the 2040s. During an economic recession in 2046, the entire construction team was laid off due to financial troubles, and the job remains unfinished six years later. The elevator shaft has partially collapsed over the years, but a locked maintenance elevator is still working. The building is solely populated by a bum, her several cats, and four greasels in the sewers. It is unknown what the building was meant for, but highly radioactive materials and a repair bot are stored behind a locked shutter.
  • Building #14 – An office building that is closed early from the curfew. Icarus tries to contact JC through a telephone in one of the offices. Several supply crates and a repair bot are locked in a bunker under the building.
  • Entree des Catacombes – Houses a spiral staircase leading to the Paris Catacombs. Currently boarded up for an MJ12 attack on the Silhouette Headquarters.
  • Métropolitain – The Denfert-Rochereau station of the Parisian metro and RER. Currently shut down by MJ12, though Defoe still sells his wares in the station.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Denfert-Rochereau is modeled, reasonably faithfully, after the real-world Place Denfert-Rochereau in Paris.

In real Paris, this Catacombs entrance is the only entrance to the only part of the Catacombs that are officially opened to the public. Since 2019, the building across the street houses the Museum of the Liberation of Paris.

Just beyond the enclosed area, a statue of a lion can be seen. This is a reduced replica of the Lion of Belfort, whose original was sculpted by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi—the designer of the Statue of Liberty.

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