Paris Off The Beaten Path

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  • 26. Passy

    As I mentioned on my Wildbad im Schwarzwald page, one of the mysteries of operatic history is why the composer Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868) abruptly stopped composing in 1829 at the age of 37, when...

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  • 27. Saint Julien le Pauvre

    This aptly-named church (Saint Julien the Poor) is within sight of Nôtre Dame, but is as poor and plain and the cathedral is rich and elaborate. They say this is the oldest church in Paris, dating...

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  • 28. Notre Dame de la Médaille Miraculeuse

    We were staying near the Musée d'Orsay and the rue de Bac Metro station and one day decided to take one of the Paris Walks in that area. These are a box of cards and each card has a walk in a...

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  • 29. Jardin des Plantes

    A ménagerie in Quartier Latin area. A real and exciting discovery in 1984. Introduction to the Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, bufflalo and rhino). Really enjoyed it. Above all, bears were my...

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  • 30. Romance & The Erotic

    It should not be a surprise that Paris has a Musée de l'Erotisme ("Museum of the Erotic"). If this genre of art appeals to you, you will find this museum fascinating. The collection is extensive,...

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  • 31. Centre Georges Pompidou

    The Centre Georges Pompidou, AKA the Beaubourg, is one of the famous modern buildings of Paris. People tend to either love it or hate it but few are ambivalent. It is a bit jarring to see the stark...

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  • 32. Promenade Plantee

    At the end of Allée Vivaldi you can walk or ride through this tunnel to reach the eastern part of the Coulée Verte René-Dumont. Parallel walking and cycling paths on this part of the green corridor...

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  • 33. Musée Rodin

    I would not have stopped off at the rodin museum were it not for a call of nature! it is only 1 euro to gain entry to the garden (i didn't go into the museum itself) but it really is beautiful. the...

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  • 34. VT Meetings

    One morning at the VT meetings in September 2011 Paul (pfsmalo) took us on a walking tour starting at Square Viviani and going through some side streets of the Latin Quarter, across the Tournelle...

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  • 35. Les Puces

    These well-disguised flea markets are tucked away in courtyards along rue St Paul in the Marais area of the 4th arrond. The merchandise ranges from dumpster-ready trinkets to really fine antique...

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  • 36. Basilique Saint Denis

    When I was researching what to see and do in Paris, I came across the Basilica of Saint Denis near Paris. I read it was the burial site of French monarchs, which makes it comparable to Westminster...

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  • 37. Chinatown

    On my quest to satisfy my craving for Thai food, I took the advice of some Chowhound friends and went to both Chinatowns. This is Chinatown in Belleville. Unlike Chinatown in the 13th arrondissement,...

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  • 38. Saint Severin

    St Severin is probably a church you will pass if you are staying in the Latin Quarter. I found it interesting that historically it is such an important church. a church has been on that site since...

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  • 39. La Tour Eiffel

    While I was changing Vélib' bikes one night at station 8045 on Avenue Montaigne, near Place d'Alma, I took this photo of the Eiffel Tower lit up at night with a revolving spotlight at the top. My...

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  • 40. Montmartre Cemetary

    This striking sculpture by Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967) is located just outside the Montparnasse Cemetery, on Boulevard Edgar Quinet at the corner of Boulevard Raspail. Zadkine created this sculpture in...

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  • 41. Place de la Bastille

    The Column in the middle of the Place de la Bastille honors the Revolution of 1830, 3 glorious days that saw the fall of Charles X. The column is engraved with the names of Parisians who died during...

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  • 42. Saint Sulpice

    There is a wonderful square in front of the church in the 6th Arrondissement not far from Luxembourg Gardens or Eglisé Saint Germain. It's a nice place to come and eat the macarons that you have just...

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  • 43. Viaduc des Arts

    There used to be an elevated train in the 12th arrondissement (district) of Paris. When the line was discontinued, they created an elevated walking path / garden. Underneath the supporting arches you...

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  • 44. Parc de Belleville

    The singer Edith Piaf (1915-1963) grew up in Belleville and sang in the local music halls before becoming world-famous with such songs as "Mon Légionnaire," "La Vie en Rose," "L'Hymne à l'Amour,"...

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  • 45. Palais Royal

    Le Palais Royal (Royal Palace) is in the city center, not far from Louvre, but I have put it on my off the beaten path section because it can only be visited during some special events! But here she...

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  • 46. La Butte aux Cailles

    The Butte-aux-Cailles is a small neighborhood on a small hill (the word butte means ‘small hill’) with relatively small houses and lots of friendly little pubs and restaurants full of arty-looking...

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  • 47. Shakespeare & Company

    One of my adventurous searches was most difficult, but in time, I succeeded. As I planned my first trip to Paris, I came across the name of an interesting bookstore, Shakespeare and Company. In the...

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  • 48. Saint Etienne du Mont

    Somehow in all our trips to Paris we hadn't visited the inside of the Pantheon so we decided to do it. On the way we walked past St. Etienne du Mont church and couldn't resist going inside. It was a...

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  • 49. Bois de Boulogne

    Adjacent to the 16th arrondissment, Bois de Boulogne is one of two vast Parisian urban parks (the second is Bois de Vincennes, at the other end of Paris). Bois de Boulogne was created by Napoleon III...

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  • 50. Champ de Mars

    The Champ de Mars is not out of the way or undiscovered; it is right by the Eiffel Tower. However, I could not find where to write about this green spot, so I decided to put it here. I sat on the...

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