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Destination Paris

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Sketches of Paris

Sketches of Paris

D estination Paris is not another Paris guidebook, just a Parisian's impressions of the city where he lives. It will give you an idea of the places I enjoy going to, of the monuments I love or dislike. It is very personal and, consequently, partial and...

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Montmartre

Montmartre

You cannot miss Montmartre since the basilica in the North of Paris can be seen from (nearly) all parts of the city. You can like it or find it totally kitsch but from the steps, you will be able to see the whole of Paris and try to spot its main monuments...

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Rosa Parks in the North of Paris

Rosa Parks in the North of Paris

This is not an area where you will find many tourists! But I love the North of Paris with its old buildings and the tracks leading to the Gare du Nord (North Station). And it is not so surprising to find this homage to Rosa Parks in this popular area...

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Street Art in Paris

Street Art in Paris

Street art is everywhere in Paris, in all forms and styles.

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Montparnasse Cemetery

Montparnasse Cemetery

Visi tors seem to love our Parisian cemeteries! I really do not understand why since I always found churchyards in Anglo-Saxon countries less austere and more respectful of the environment! Perhaps people like the exuberance of some monuments and sculptures....

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The Luxembourg Garden

The Luxembourg Garden

I am lucky to live very near the Luxembourg Garden around the French Senate. It is a favorite place for adults and children alike. There, you will meet joggers, kids playing with their toy sailboats, al sort of people practicing tennis and mature men...

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The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower

Parisians, who are a bit snobbish in a way, do not visit the Eiffel Tower much. They seem to be taken aback by the number of tourists and souvenir sellers. Well, I do go there sometimes. I love the setting and the view you can enjoy on the Trocadero....

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