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Wallace Fountains: An Unexpected Iconic Feature of Paris

After you’ve seen the Haussmannian buildings and the Eiffel Tower, there are plenty of other more under-the-radar symbols of Paris that many people see on a daily basis but fail to think of when asked to think of iconic markers of the French capital. The Wallace Fountains of Paris are as essential to the landscape …

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Rue des Thermopyles: Hidden Gem of the 14th Arrondissement

Located to the south of the Seine, on the side which locals would call the ‘Rive Gauche’ (left bank), the 14th arrondissement has few ‘landmarks’ and ‘major monuments’ to draw in visitors. Instead, the district is decidedly residential and pockets of the area even have a village aura to them. One such street is the …

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How to Visit the Temple Protestant de l’Oratoire du Louvre

If you’ve ever been to Paris, then no doubt you’ll be familiar with the sumptuous interior of the Sacré-Coeur Basilica, stained glass of Sainte Chapelle, and, of course, the flying buttresses of Notre Dame Cathedral. These are all Roman Catholic churches but there are also several Protestant churches dotted across the French capital. One of …

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Passage de la Trinité, a Slice of Medieval Paris in the 2e arrondissement

Situated along the infamous rue Saint-Denis, there’s one little archway that tens of thousands pass by on a daily basis, and yet most never notice. Passage de la Trinité is a true slice of medieval Paris, hidden in the heart of the Sentier district of the 2nd arrondissement of the city. Here’s a quick history …

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Place de l’Estrapade: A Delightful Square in the 5th Arrondissement

Situated steps away from the Paris Panthéon, one of the most delightful squares in the Latin Quarter can be found in the form of Place de l’Estrapade, which boasts its very own sparkling fountain, bookstore, several restaurants, and even a delectable boulangerie. Here’s a quick history of the square (and it’s much darker than you …

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Fontaine Molière: A Beautiful Fountain in the 1st Arrondissement

Situated in the illustrious first arrondissement of Paris, not far from the Palais-Royal gardens, the Fontaine Molière is one of the most beautiful water features in Paris. Located not far from the location where the famous French writer grew up, here’s a quick history of the Molière fountain and how to visit. Fontaine Molière: A …

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