This street is perhaps its name to the lords of Mondetour, and particularly Claude Foucault, Lord of Mondetour who was alderman of the city of Paris in 1525 under the provost master Jean Morin. Other historians assumed that the name of this track is a street Maudestour alteration or Bad Detour.
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