A insider video tour of one of Paris’ off the beaten path, semi-hidden urban gems. Square des Peupliers is a fascinating locale basically in the heart of the city, the 13th arrondissement!

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AUDIO PROBLEMS — HAVE A BUG!  PLEASE TRY AGAIN LATER! A DREAM STREET IN PARIS! Here’s a partial glimpse of Paris that’ll make you pack up, buy a ticket & hop the next jet here. (And…don’t forget kitty!) ….And…WHY NOT! Rue des Cite des Fleurs, in the the 17th…is a street ripe with ample charms: […]

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(Re-post!) EAU to be in Paris! Is Paris Burning? Chill Out! Smoldering temps or no you can freely partake in the utterly, ineffably rejuvenating joys of quaffing chilled, fresh, CLEAN water during France’s “jours de canicule” as the Capitol –more accurately the clever folks at Eau de Paris have thoughtfully put some 6* sparking & […]

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Europe’s largest (covered) Buddha was on rare display this weekend after a 5 year, million euro renovation of its Paris home. The gold-leaf covered Buddha, 9 meters high, resides in a Buddhist temple in the Bois de Vicennes (virtually on the shores of lac Daumensil) in Paris’s 12th Arrondissement. The Pagoda was originally part of […]

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Paris has just opened Mediatheque Francoise-Sagan…the capitol’s 2nd largest (@ 4K m2). The facility has 77K books & 10K CD’s and other impressive stats and services*. BUT!  The real story for me is its history…long, long ago in the early swirling mists of French history the area where the Mediatheque stands was a farm, ..long […]

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Le COUR D’ALSACE-LORRAINE (12th): Just Another Paris Gem Hiding in Plain Sight! OK, this video is a tad longer than my usual posts, but le Cour d’Alsace-Lorraine simply can’t be covered with any justice in a minute. Named to honor France’s Alsace-Lorraine region, which it lost after picking a fight with Germany –the ill-advised Franco-Prussian […]

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An exciting new Paris exposition ‘Art Liberte’ is set to open at Gare de L’Est. On view; 30 large original concrete slabs from the infamous Berlin Wall, …each has a highly creative, unique and powerful signature design. (I like the Hindenburg themed one)…choosing Gare de L’Est was symbolic, it’s the traditional historical ‘bridge’ between France […]

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A quick fun piece on how to recharge a brainless Smartphone in Paris! Get thee to Dupont Café, in the 1st, & charge yr APPLE I-Phone or Android/anything in 30m while you quaff that St. Emillion. The new and nifty ChargingPlace terminal is like SAMU for Smartphones (that’s ‘911’ across the pond) just slip in […]

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Paris’ ‘NOTRE DAME DE TRAVAIL’ …a few minutes from Gare Montparnasse is in the 14th. It is, in short, a place of worship built (1902) for the working class. The idea was to have a church which reflected the congregation and where worshipers felt comfortable praying together.   Here’s the cool part: The entire inside is […]

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Le Chemin du Montparnasse, once a vital part of Paris’ Montparnasse art scene, circa early 20th Cent, (just an alleyway, really!) was also –till just recently, home to le Musee du Montparnasse –though now it is shuttered. Le Musee began life as the studio of Russian artist Marie Vassilieff, but after serving as volunteer nurse […]

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It’s not as if I had nothing to do, but I’ve passed tour Montparnasse (tallest building) for years and never deigned to go atop for the views. “Too touristy”! Weeell, I sit corrected. On a whim I forked out my 14 Euros and took the 38 sec ride – fastest elevator in Paris, as in […]

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