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February 23, 2022

A walk on the districts of Paris !! Part 11-20

These are the arrondissements or districts of Paris, and they are 20 in all even if four have been condense in Paris Centre, they still works for the post office !! I have other posts on them from a official nature of explanations ; this one will be more on the sightseeing of them, Of course, this will be on my black and white series, no pictures, As I think will be too long will split into two parts (10 each) , therefore this is A walk on the districts of Paris !! Part 11-20. Disclamer , of course these are not all will need a book and have plenty, but these are the ones not mention much but worth the detour. Hope you enjoy it as I.

We come to the 11éme arrondissement. Roquette, Faubourg Saint Antoine, Filles du Calvaire, Bastille, République, Nation ,etc, Having the Abbey of Saint Antoine des Champs, Enjoy the 14 rue Amelot and have a glass at the Clown Bar since 1907 ! stars on the ceilings and clowns on the wall,,, Wonderful spot on 75 rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine with two successive solar cadran in the cour de l’étoile d’Or,the cadran dates from 1751 or 1757,By the rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine you have the passage de la Bonne Graine at No 115 , then at No 127 cour du Saint Esprit and on No 133 Passage and rue d la Main d’Or, By 225 rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine you see the fountain de la Petite Halle built in the 18C, it was an open market that was gone by WWII, At the 2 rue de la Roquette you enter the Passage du Cheval Blanc with a long axis succeding small courtyards, By 5 rue de Charonne , the cour Saint Joseph has two long courtyards bordered with buildings, Here you can go back in time to the last century with housing that can look dirty, At 26 rue de Charonne, you have the passage Lhomme with shops with deep cellars, At the corner of the rue de Charonne and rue Faidherbe you have the imposing palais de la femme de l’Armée du salut or the Salvation Army built in 1925, At No 36 rue Saint Bernard you see the Church Sainte Marguerite with vaults and oeils de bœuf dating to the 12C, It has a Chapelle des Ames du Purgatoire (souls in purgatory) intended for burials, In its cemetery there is a grave that many think is the one of the child perished in the temple in 1794 or Louis XVII son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, A first autopsy could not determine he is as it seems a bit older.

We go now to the 12éme arrondissement. Bercy and Sainte Mandé,,,Furniture town see the cour du Bel Air by 56 rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine many shops there, See more of it by 66 rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine and the passage du Chantier, For a change see many artists craftmen by the cour D’Alsace Lorraine go the end of the ally, Nearby the Impasse Mousset shops houses, See at 35 rue de Picpus where the former Sisters of the Sacre Heart and the Adoration lived, It has a small cemetery with a niche where the Marquis de La Fayette is buried humbly (he who help US Independance), At the end there is a well where were thrown the bodies of the barbery of the French revolution; it has a small monument at the end of the garden marking the cave chapel where in 1794 the dead were stripped of their clothing, For a better look see the Villa Bel Air with the trails of la Lieutenance and of Merisiers bordering the old railroad line of the Petite Ceinture now a nice promenade. Also call the coulée verte or promenade plantée from the Bois de Vincennes,you can gain the place de la Bastille where the old train station is now the Opéra Bastille, At 181 avenue Daumesnil was the former train station of Reuilly, You can see taking avenue des Terroirs de France the old wine storage of Bercy, The Quai de Bercy has one of the last remaining strongholds of the fortified wall of Paris.

We continue to the 13éme arrondissement. Discreet and charming villages , the Butte aux Cailles, and the Gare d’Austerlitz. Stop by 65 boulevard Arago and the building for workers of the Cité Fleurie done in 1880 with the material taken from the Universal Exposition of 1878, At 58 avenue des Gobelin, the cinema by the same name dating from 1868 was sculpture in part by Auguste Rodin, See at 17 rue des Gobelins the Chateau de la Reine Blanche from the 15C, At the Place Paul Verlaine see the well given water at 28C for the pool of the Butte aux Cailles, Also, the first human flight took place here on November 21 1783 with the “Pilâtre de Rozier” taking off from the Château de la Muette (16eme now gone) done in balloon for 1,5 hours and landing in the square ! Also, the Villa Daviel with workers houses from the 19C.

Let’s continue to the 14éme arrondissement. Artist shops in open air Montrouge,Gentilly, Vaugirard, villages taken to Paris in 1860. See at 198 avenue du Maine an imposing building from 1875 and the place of the first film projection, In 1948 the building was name the palais d’Orléans to house a workers union, By the Rue Didot you see several villas open to all such as Collet, Deshayes,Duthy, Mallebay, all paved and nice, At 105-107 the most beautiful Villa Jamot, By the boulevard Jourdan you have the cité universitaire from the 1920’s. Each building shows the architecture of the country it houses, For nostalgia done in 1933 we have the Fondation Rosa Abreu de Grancher or Cuba house done to house Cuban students. Then move on to the Parc Montsouris done in 1878 with the square Montsouris done in 1922, where in the rue Georges Braque the shop of the painter is preserve at No 6, Rue du Parc de Montsouris has wonderful building to see such as at No 8, There is plenty more like this by the avenue Réne Coty such as No 1 rue Saint Yves at No 11 the house call du Souvenir done in 1925, The rue Hallé with the villa Hallé, and back to the avenue René Coty running behind the house of La Rochefoucauld founded in the 18C under the name of royal house of health with great views to the aqueduct of Arcueil, We come to the Montparnasse cemetery and its old mill of the charity, By the 261 boulevard Raspail the architect Nouvel has given a nicer look to the Fondation Cartier with thoughts that it was Chateaubriand who planted the cedar tree there.

And we arrive at the 15éme arrondissement. An air of the province , countryside with the villages of Grenelle and Vaugirard annexed to Paris in 1860, You see here the small parc Georges Brassens near the metro station Porte de Vanves, It is done on the old site of slaughterhouses and preserve the horses hall by rue Brancion, See the Rue Santos Dumont, whre lived Georges Brassens and where a ttrail takes you to the villa Santos Dumont where came known artists such as Zadkine, The Passage de Dantzig with its la Ruche or beehive ; on this former buiding for the wines of the Univeral Exposition of 1900 were created a city of arts where worked Matisse, Chagall, Modiglioni, Zadkine, Brancusi, etc, By 134-136 rue Blomet there is a small chapel neo gothic, run by the Sisters of Saint Paul de Chartres, At 91 rue Lecourbe you see the Orthodox Church Saint Séraphin, At 40 avenue Félix Faure you see on the door of a building from 1907 sculpture a scene from the La Fontaine, Le Corbeau et le Renard ( The Fox and the Raven) as well as a portrait of the writer.

We are in one of my favorites the 16éme arrondissement. Crazy hotels Chaillot to Passy with Auteuil. See by Rue de la Pompe at the crossing of rue de la Tour and rue Descamps you see a small chalet and further a tower that looks like it came out from a mill, Thanks to the Universal Exposition of 1867 , the look at the Villa Beausejour was done between 1870 and 1890, The wood coming from the Russian pavilion as well as bricks and stones, The rue de Passy starting in the Impasse des Carriéres, Rue Raynouard, with a huge stair (yes) to the Rue Charles Dickens, At 42 Rue Raynouard you see a stair that takes you to no 47 and the maison-musée Balzac, yes ! By the Rue Berton you think you are in medieval Paris and at the end a plaque tells you that in 1731 here were the limits of Passy and Auteuil ! At 14 rue La Fontaine see the project that put Hector Guimard on the world map, the house was done 1897-1898, the job done was name Castel Béranger, At 17 rue La Fontaine you come into the Café Antoine a very small bar where all is the same since 1911 when it was built as well as the isle created by Guimard, Again at 34 rue Boileau you see the nice house done by Guimard in 1891 call Maison Roszé, Now by 38 rue Boileau, you see with permission from the historical monument house you see a hamlet done in 1838 with beautiful alleys with the name of famous writers, the manoir at No 8 avenue Despréaux done by a Danjoy specialist on restoration of Cathedrals is awesome, There are many wonderful mansions here such as the Villa Cheysson, Emile-Meyer, Dietz, Monnin just south of boulevard Exelmans, Near the Avenue de la Frilliére and the Hameau Michel-Ange are worth a visit.

And we are getting there with the 17éme arrondissement. A quiet district indeed with the old village of Monceau and Ternes and more lively Place de Clichy. See La Cité des Fleurs long street with flower shops and nice mansions goes from the rue de la Jonquiére to the Avenue de Clichy, I could not confirm but the doors on the rue de la Jonquiére are closed between 19h30 and 6h30 and the dogs are not allowed ! A universe apart done in 1847, By 28 rue Lemercier has charming humble homes with exception at no 11 Hôtel du Chalet where a Jacques Brel that rented a room in 1960 then kept it without living in it ! Just until his departure for the Marquises islands. By the Place du Docteur Félix Lobligeois you see the nice Church Sainte Marie des Batignolles raised in 1828, The square des Batignolles has a lake, a river, cascade, trails under trees a miniature world done in 1862, The Passage Geoffroy Didelot comes from the rue des Dames to boulevard des Batignolles and was opened in 1843, The rue de Lévis is pedestrian and very nice ambiance inside a real neighborhood See the 1 place du Général Catroux has many things like the former Banque de France, a statue to the Muskeeteers of A Dumas, and an old building with black gutters in gold inspired from the Chàteau de Blois et de Gien. At No 132-134 rue de Courcelles, see a wonderful Art Nouveau building done in 1907, The nice 67bis Avenue de Wagram has a hidden passage behind the buildings that takes you to the rue Poncelet ; the transition between the avenue de Wagram chic, and rue Poncelet with the daily market,and the passage Poncelet makes it longer to no 12 rue Laugier, And at rue Bayen formely rue de l’Arcade, has under a building that is the only remains of the former Château des Ternes.

We reach the 18éme arrondissement. All is the hill or butte of Montmartre. One nice one is at 22 rue des Saules with the cabaret Au Lapin Agile, The desing of the logo was done by André Gill so therefore the name, Facing the wall of the Saint Vincent cemetery where are buried Marcel Aymé, Maurice Utrillo, Eugéne Boudin, etc, Rue des Saules was the former vineyard of Montmartre, By the rue de l’Abreuvoir you see a pretty pink house that painted Utrillo and takes you to the Allée des Brouillards, Along there is an old building from the 18C where lived Gérard de Nerval and was called at the time Château des Brouillards, From here you have a wonderful view of the Basilica of Sacré Coeur, By the Villa Léandre on avenue Junot you see several houses on the English style from the 1930’s, This is a very nice area for walks even if many are private homes,By 22 rue de Tourlaque you have many pavilions taken from the Universal Exposition of 1889 and house many artists such as Renoir, Derain, Bonnard, etc, At 28 rue Tholozé you see the studio 28 a cinema from the 1928 in a theater from the end of the 19C, Jean Cocteau was the supporter and designe the lights of the room,you have now a cinema of arts and trial, See the Impasse Marie Blanche with a beautiful building of a garage and two gas pumps there is a pink mansion with a small tower and woodwork scuptures, All in a neo Gothic style. Go by the boulevard de Clichy and see 94 the cité Véron where Boris Vian and Jacques Prévert grew up, In the Cité du Midi you see the former bathrooms of the showers of Pigalles one of the last of Paris,The famous too famous place du Tertre and the Church St Pierre de Montmartre with a facade dating from the 18C, however , is one of the oldest church in Paris the only remains of the former abbey Benedictine of Montmartre lost during the French revolution.

And we are in the 19éme arrondissement. The key to the countryside and the village of La Villette and part of Belleville, the Canal de l’Ourcq is a pleasant ride. At 44 rue de Flandres you see an old Israeli cemetety where the owner of the former auberge l’Etoile allow the poor jews to buried their families, The owner is the Consistory of Israel of Paris and can be visit with permission, At 62 avenue Jean Jaurés is home since 1862 to the Compagnon du devoir du tour de France (duty companions of France) who still lives the « mother » On the side of rue des Ardennes you see sculpture portals with the instruments of work, Front you see statues of Father Soubise, master Jacques, and king Salomon, The house at 194 avenue Jean Jaurés is the last remaining evidence of the slaughterhouses of the Villette together with the renovated buildings of the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie. At 93 rue de Crimée you have the Institute of Russian Orthodox Theology, Later on see the Church of Saint Serge, First was a protestant temple and then Orthodox as now, By the Avenue Simon Bolivar you go by a stair and reach a suspended city ! Where you can see the Basilica Sacre Coeur, and Tour Eiffel, The village of the Butte Bergeyre can be reach by it too as well as by the avenue Mathurin Moreau, and the rue Georges Lardennois, The oldest houses date from 1925-1930, By the Rue Augustin Thierry you have tiny square with great views from the lighhouse of medieval origins head of the aqueduct of Belleville, 9 meters underground, By the south of the place de Rhin et Danube you have several workers houses and villa Félix Faure, des Lilas, Carnot, d’Alsace etc,

And we reach the end with the 20éme arrondissement. When the villages of Belleville, Ménilmontant, and the hamlet of Charonne were annexed to Paris in 1860. The popular Paris, Go to the rue Piat takes you to the summit for a view of Paris, At 42 rue des Cascades facing the rue de Savies you see a house of dolls here the religious of Saint Martin kept an eye on the aqueduct and canals to irrigate their gardens, See their building from the 18C, By 25 rue Boyer see the cooperative La Bellevilloise that deliver goods to the people in the area, By 5-7 rue d’Annam a workers quarters was built By the Place de la Porte de Bagnolet the streets of rue Paul Strauss, rue Iréne Blanc and rue Jules Sigfried have a combination of individual houses name la campagne de Paris or the countryside of Paris, In 1908 the land was purchase and the houses were open in 1926, 89 of them, You can reach them by the rue Géo Chavez, or the boulevard Mortier, By the Rue de Bagnolet, at the heights of the rue des Balkans you have a pavilion, park, behind a grille door, A plaque tells you here «served as a refuge for the royalist conspirators who tried to save Louis XVI on January 21, 1793 » A bit further and you reach the Gardens of the Hospice Debrousse and come closer you read l’Ermitage de 1734 only remains of the Château de Bagnolet, Go up this street and see the Church Saint Germain de Charonne the only one in Paris (other than St Pierre de Montmartre) that still has a cemetery,  We know the church was renovated in the 15C , the cemetery is call de Charonne, Up again by 35 rue de Bagnolet you see the Villa Riberolle, with identical houses up the limits come into the wall of the Pére Lachaise cemetery, Finally, by the Rue des Haies, south of boulevard de Charonne , in the neighborhood of la Réunion see many nice views of impasse narrow and popular ambiance such as the Impasse Rolleboise, impasse des Souhaits, impasse de Bergame, impasse des Crins, impasse de Poule, and impasse de Casteggio. Take advantage to see them before these popular place disappears from the Paris scene.

The Paris tourist office on the arrondissement de Paris:

There you go folks, Paris never cease to amaze me in all my years of visiting, and working in it. Paris is eternal and I hope to have bring you along some interesting spots of it. Again, hope you it as I, and thanks for reading me over the years.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!!

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February 23, 2022

A walk on the districts of Paris !! Part 1-10

These are the arrondissements or districts of Paris, and they are 20 in all even if four have been condense in Paris Centre, they still works for the post office !! I have other posts on them from a official nature of explanations ; this one will be more on the sightseeing of them. Of course, this will be on my black and white series, no pictures, As I think will be too long will split into two parts (10 each) , therefore this is A walk on the districts of Paris !! Part 1-10. Disclamer , of course these are not all will need a book and have plenty, but these are the ones not mention much but worth the detour. Hope you enjoy it as I.

I start in order with the 1éme arrondissement. From the Louvre to the rue de la Grande Truanderie, Its birthplace was in an island on the left bank, and the city took its neighborhoods around the Louvre, You have here the most emblematic monuments of Paris, It was the first area fortified by Philippe Auguste before departing for the crusades, from the cour du Louvre until the rue Saint Denis, At the angle of quai de l’Horloge and boulevard du Palais you see already a great decor, Facing the palace of the Louvre you see the Church St Germain l’Auxerrois and to the left the city hall had constructed a replica of St Germain with a belltower of flamboyant style that separate the two buildings, This often confuse by visitors thinking is the same building, At the angle of rue de l’Arbre-sec you have a women statue with a plaque saying this is the fontaine de la Croix du Trahoir built in 1775, The rue Saint Denis you have at No 18 a sculpture imperial eagle with the arms of Paris, At no 48 maybe the fontaine des Innocents, Attach to the roundabout of the Bourse du Commerce you have a column that was part of the palace of Catherine de Médici had built in the 16C High of 31 meters climb by a stair that takes you to the top that could be as an observation point, The Passage Véro-Dodat between rue Croix des Petits Champs and rue Jean Jacques Rousseau shows beauty even after 170 years, The rue Montpensier linking to rue de Richilieu has wonderful buildings end 18C built by the duke of Orléans, See the Church Saint Roch, 18C with its Chapelle du Calvaire to take the passage Saint Roch along the church.

We reach the 2éme arrondissement. Big area of clothing sales around the neighborhoods of Bonne-Nouvelle, Mail, called Sentier since the 19C, At 20 rue Etienne Marcel you see the tour de Jean sans Peur remains of the former palace of the dukes of Burgundy ; a panel tells you that this hôtel d’Artois was raised in the walls of Philippe Auguste, The passage du Grand Cerf given to 145 rue Saint Denis, Long of 117 meters with a glass canopy of 12 meters from the 1830 with nice boutiques, The Rue Saint Denis rich in passarelles and narrow streets such as the impasse Saint Denis, passage de la Trinité, or Passage Ponceau, and the torturous passage Sainte Foy, The passage du Bourg-l’Abbé by 120 rue Saint Denis since 1828, At 61-63 rue Réamur you see a weird building neo gothic, a clock like a rosary, a portal like a porch of a church, arcades in floors, , The Passage du Caire given to 237-239 rue Saint Denis, long of 370 meters with three wings built on the former convent of Filles-Dieu, with lots of wholesalers, I told you about rue des Petits Carreaux by no 10-12 Au Planteur an old coffee maker with painted wood a bit crumbling, you see figure in colonial dress with a black men given him coffee, By 51 rue Montorgueil a pedestrian and very commercial street you see a door from the 18C and by 6 rue des Petits Péres you see a bakery with nice frescoes from 1896, Move on to the Galerie Vivienne and its wonderful shops, Also, the passage des Princes by 5 boulevard des Italiens since 1860 linking with the rue de Richelieu, The Passage des Panoramas, ending on the boulevard Montmartre with nice stores along pretty galleries such as Variétés, Saint Marc ,and Montmartre, Ending with the 146 rue Montmartre with a panel on the Cafe du Croissant, showing where was killled Jean Jaurés in July 31 1914.

And I take you on this walks to the 3éme arrondissement. Part better known as the Marais ,giving credit to the Abbey Saint Martin des Champs and the templars, Lots of medieval evidence here along rue Francs-Bourgeois, You have the Passage Vendôme open into 16 rue Béranger in 1827,By 292 rue Saint Martin the national conservatory of Arts and Crafts is host on the former site of the royal priory of Saint Martin des Champs, It keeps the chapel with a unique nave from the 13C, choir of the 12C and a roman bell as well as the refectory, An old tower in the middle patio goes back to 1140 at the corner of rue Saint Martin, and rue du Vertbois, as well as a fountain from 1712,On 18 rue Perrée from the 2nd to 5th floor (Fr) you see a solar cadran belle epoque style from 1908, See the big angel on three levels at 57 rue de Turbigo, At 3 rue Volta a wooden house from the 17C, was taken for a while as the oldest in Paris, By 85 rue Quincampoix you arrive at the passage Moliére with galleries, libraries and stores, it link up with the rue Saint Martin,At the Impasse Berthaud lower end of rue Beaubourg you see a building now holding a small dolls museum, 60 rue des Francs-Bourgeois you see the Hôtel de Soubise built from 1705-1709 the former home of the national archives, At rue des Archives see the wonderful hôtel de Clisson companion of Du Guesclin ; on this building dated from 1380 was the property of the family of De Guise from 1553 to 1700, and was planned the massacre of St Barthélemy, At 87 rue Vieille du Temple you have the hôtel Rohan also part of the former national archives, It was built in early 18C, There are temporaty exhibitions here as well see the fulgurant sculpture of the Chevaux du Soleil from 1736-37, By the Rue Payenne opens onto the square George Cain and serve as a lapidary depot for the Carnavalet museum ; an orangerie closed the square, At 5 Rue Payenne you see scriptures of the philosopher Auguste Comte, Finally, at 60 rue de Turenne you see the hôtel du Grand Veneur behind it passing by the rue de Hesse and rue du Grand Veneur you see the traces of a modern property and a nice trophy of garden instruments.

We move on to the 4éme arrondissement. Here bat the heart of Paris and especially on the Ïle de la Cité where the Parisii tribe were and colonised by the Romans in 52 BC with a village name Lutéce extending until the mountain of Ste Geneviéve, The barbarians attacks force the people to take refuge in the island called Paris, Paris keeps as emblem the vessel which fluctuates but never sinks, symbol of the primitive island of which king Clovis made its capital. At 24 rue des Archives you see the Lutheran church from the 18C this is the Church des Billettes, come to discover the cloister from the 15C and its 14 arches, At 30 rue Bourg-Tibourg see the store Mariage Fréres founded in 1854 with nice decor, See by 47 rue Vieille du Temple the hôtel des Ambassadeurs de Hollande behind the front door in the patio a sculpture of Rémus and Romulus with 7 cadrans from the 17C, At 12 boulevard Henri IV a barrack of Célestins from the end of the 19C houses the Republican Guard, once per month with permission of the commander you can visit it, At the corner of quai des Célestins and rue du Petit Muse see the nice facade of the former hôtel de Fieubert from the 16C renovated 19C with a baroque style, At 21 rue Saint Paul you see beautiful ceilings of the 17C and also one of the entrances to the Village Saint Paul, At the Rue Charlemagne facing the high school same name you see the former house of father La Chaise confessor of Louis XIV that give the name to the cemetery and in front the remains of the wall of Philippe Auguste, See at 1 rue du Figuier see the former hôtel de Sens, from the 15C residence of bishops of Sens and now houses the library Forney dedicated to decorative arts,At 44-46 rue François Miron see the Maison d’Ourscamp from the 12C and renovated in the 17C with a cellar of the 13C,At 11 and 13 rue François Miron see houses from the 15C calle Maison à l’enseigne du faucheur and Maison à l’enseigne du mouton, At the corner of rue des Ursins and rue des Chantres see the plaque showing the level of the flooding of 1910. Of course, you know who else are here but so obvious.

We continue with the 5éme arrondissement. From Lutéce shows the amphitheater and arenas of Roman times, The old abbey of Sainte Geneviéve around the wall of Philippe Auguste, going by the mountain of Sainte Geneviéve in the place Maubert in the Latin quarters, At 13 rue Scipion see the former hôtel Scipion built in 1565 with additional buildings of the 18C, You reach the popular rue Mouffetard so much visited today it feels too touristic, Here at 122 you see the oldest house on the street from 1592, At 69 you see the Vieux Chêne that is dated from the 17C, At No 14 you see a nice house with a 1900 happy black or Au négre joyeux, See at 3 rue Clovis a wall going over the sidewalk dating from Philippe Auguste 12C . On the wall at No 7 you see a piece of the wall, The Church Saint Etienne du Mont that house the relic of Sainte Geneviéve, Patron Sainte of the city of Paris and whre were buried Pascal and Racine showing a beautiful jubé from 1545 unique in Paris, The gallery shows stained glass from the 16C and 17C, See at 17 rue de la Sorbonne going into the cour d ‘honneur of the Sorbonne a nice solar cadran , You see old wooden houses by 8-12 rue Domat and by 42 rue Galande you see a door sculpture from the 14C showing a men on a boat and on the extreme other personages, here maybe the legend of Saint Julien L(Hospitalier in company of his wife showing Christ cross a river, At 6 rue du Fouarre hte house in two levels show medallions with portraits of La Rochefoucauld, Francoeur, Jomard, Albert Leroy etc, The house still teaching soul to students of the Sorbonne, At Rue Saint Julien le Pauvre you see the church of same name which by the 12C a very important element with the university, The buildings from the 12C were demolished and renovated in the 17C however, some section still exist such as the choir, absides, It is now reserve to the Catholic Greek cult. At 14 Rue Saint Julien le Pauvre there is the hôtel de Laffemas with a nice portal Louis XIV where the front show the figure of justice.

And we go to the 6éme arrondissement. Very well urbanised by the Romans shows the abbey Saint Germain des Prés and nice neighborhoods such as Saint André des Arts, Odéon, Luxembourg, and Saint Sulpice, See the Cour du Commerce Saint André reach it by the rue Saint André des Arts boulevard Saint Germain and rue de l’Ancienne Comédie,Many celebrated cafés such as Procope, here lived Danton and held meetings Marat, Desmolin, Cambacérés etc, Here too worked the doctor Guillotin of the famous machine, The rue du Jardinet and the cour du Commerce Saint André link with the cour de Rohan to give you successive squares of great medieval value, See at 14 rue Bonaparte the fine arts school with its architecture beauty of the museum held by Alexandre Lenoir in the 18C ,also the cour du Mûrier shows the former cloister of the Augustins, 19 rue du Cherche-Midi see the sculpture of an astronome with a compass measuring the degrees of a solar cadran searching,,,See at 16 rue Saint Jean Baptiste de la Salle, on a nice garden the chapelle of the 20C where the sisters auxiliaries of the purgatory and welcome visitors, to see the nice dome neo byzantine, By the rue d’Assas see in the jardin du luxembourg the vegetable and bee hives enclosure, At 70 rue de Vaugirard see the Church Saint Joseph des Carmes in the Catholic institute, Here in 1792 many priest were in jail and later assassinated on the crypt the remains of the priests, Then, go on to the Church Saint Sulpice shows a gnomon from 1744 obelisk in white marbre measuring almost 11 meters high, An interesting world globe at 4 rue Monsieur le Prince with two globes and at 15 rue de l’Ecole de Médecine has in the patio of the faculty the gothic refractory of the former convent of Cordeliers.

And continue to the 7éme arrondissement. Of course the Champs de Mars and the Eiffel tower, école militaire, and Invalides as well as the National Assembly, At 29 Avenue Rapp one of my favorite doors of Paris, belle epoque with a woman head at the door sculpture around Adam and Eve chase from paradise,,,At 7 Place de Fontenoy is UNESCO and by 42 rue de Sévres, the Au Bon Marché dept store nearby the old walls of the hospital Laënnec and on the courtyard a solar cadran from 1745, At 140 rue du Bac , were held the pelerinage by the convent of the daughters of Charity where Catherine Labouré saw the apparitions five times of the Virgin in 1830, A high spiritual place, At 128 rue du Bac the building of the foreign missions with a facade from the 17C, On Rue Babylone the garden of Catherine Labouré now open to the public,On 57 rue Babylone you see a pagoda raised in 1896 for a women of a director of Au Bon Marché, it was turned into a cinema in 1931, At 77 rue de Varenne, see the Rodin museum, and on 56 rue de Varenne see the hôtel de Gouffier de Thoix with a front of the 18C, The really small square Récamier that you thru by the rue Récamier nice decorations indeed.

Now the 8éme arrondissement. This is Marie Madeleine Chapel, Village of Rouile and Chaillot, place de la Concorde, Ave des Champs Elysées, Church of the Madeleine. You can start at the Square Louis XVI where there is the Chapelle Expiatory where the remains of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were found and later transfer to Saint Denis Basilica by Louis XVIII (bro),open to the public and very nice solemn place indeed, At 34 rue Pasquier corner with rue des Mathurins see a nice Art Deco building, My old walkable street to work the rue Tronchet see the building Aux Tortues corner with Bd Haussmann where the Paul bakery is and my stop for coffee many times, At 24 rue Boissy d’Anglas (the street i take my passport US pictures) you have a passage name Village Royale with a grille by Rue Royale and buildings from the 18C, The chic Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré with mansions from the 18C, At 54 you see the cour des Antiquaires and on no 70 a nice fountain, See the Art Nouveau folly at 34 avenue de Wagram,,,See at 23 rue Jean Goujon, a nice chapelle Notre Dame de la Consolation raised in 1903 dedicated to the victims of the fire in the bazaar de la Charity in 1897.

We continue on the 9éme arrondissement. Grands boulevards, Opéra, theaters salons de thé and cafés fashion open to the boulevards, See curiosity at 2 rue de la Chausée d’Antin two heads de Gorgones on the door, two serpents as well weird indeed, See 14 and 16 boulevard Poissonniere a buidling decorated with faces of hairs, haircuts expressing different moods very funny built in 1926 , At 12 boulevard Montmartre starts the Passage Jouffroy opened in 1846 with an elevated step you reach the stair facing the Grévin museum, See the Passage Verdeau, opened in 1846 going from the rue Grange Bateliére on the continuation of the Passage Jouffroy, nice cafe shops here, See at the corner of rue de Provence and rue du Faubourg Montmartre the shop call A la Mére de Famille or the family mother house founded in 1761, It has several painted publicity slogans from older days, The Passage Briare narrow between walls of buildings starts at the rue de Rochechouart, with a picturesque ambiance, At 62 rue Condorcet you see the building that Violet le Duc built for him in 1862 and where he lived until the end, The building has a bird on one its columns, it is a duck ! My memorable moments at 84 rue de Clichy not far from the square of same name you have a billiard place that I used to go.

And reach the 10éme arrondissement. The Paris rétro with faubourgs Poissonniére, Saint Denis, Saint Lazare, Saint Martin, Saint Laurent, and du Temple. In Boulevard Magenta toward the market of Saint Quentin you see a Wallace fountain end 19C and on same bd see the Church Saint Laurent, the hanging keystones are 1,5 meters from the 17C, See the very charming 79 boulevard Magenta and the cour de la Ferme Saint Lazare a countryside in Paris, See the beautiful former store of earthenware Hypolite Boulanger with a wonderful facade starting with a nice porch, and a floor totally decorated, now an exposition center, The Passage Brady opened in 1828 between the rue du Faubourg Saint Martin and the rue du Faubourg Saint Denis, shopes and restaurants galore ! The Passage du Désir interesting between boulevard de Strasbourg and rue du Faubourg Saint Martin, At 6 rue Pierre Bullet in the former hôtel Gouthiére end 18C you see hidden the municipal conservatory of Hector Berlioz, See the nice Hospital Saint Louis with building from the 17C very nice to see,,,,The Cours du Canal Saint Martin see the pont de la Grange aux Belles near the hôtel du Nord.

The Paris tourist office on the arrondissement de Paris:

There you go folks, Paris never cease to amaze me in all my years of visiting, and working in it. Paris is eternal and I hope to have bring you along some interesting spots of it. Again, hope you it as I, and thanks for reading me over the years.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!!

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