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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BETWEEN HEAVEN & HELL: ….(This is an update to earlier essay. I recently passed the Passage D’Enfer and couldn’t resist taking a pleasing detour thru its charmed atmosphere, a virtual step back in time. One of the most amazing, and forgiving aspects of Parisian is how many interesting, entertaining and pleasing world-class activities one can […]

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Small Paris Secret: There ARE many free activities! Example #34? The Louvre! Free on the first Sunday of every month! 60secondparis.com discovers & shares unknown authentic Paris: watch the site for real insider intel (not hot boutiques/restos, or 100€ dessert fads). Real Paris for real Travelers!  ..that Parisians also adore. Louvre’s English site http://www.louvre.fr/en Happy […]

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There are MANY wonderfully atmospheric places to spend time on an overcast December day in Paris….and thus to be surprised, amazed, taught, awed, etc…..–and this ‘place’ is certainly one of them. If you recognize this locale and send me a note with the answer ….you may win a small prize!  Despite many years in Paris, […]

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Rue Cremieux is a gem **almost** hidden in the 12th. It is a street to saunter along as you gaze at the pastel painted wonders aligning each side and/or marvel at the highly imaginative and charming individualized touches. A cat leaping here, a bird soaring or, a trompe-l’œil tree, a Chat Noir acting as silent […]

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A French daily, Le Parisien, has written that Clément Ader was the first man to fly (on Oct 9th 1890, 13 yrs before Wilbur & Orville). His plane hangs in Paris’ Musée des Arts et Métiers. The flight was only centimeters high, and but 50 meters in length. So, who knows? (OK, seriously, as an […]

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