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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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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Mornings in Paris are often the most magical, otherworldly, times to be out…the air, scents and sounds are enhanced and different as the city wakes and wipes the night’s sealant from its eyes. Here, veggies await the start of the day at resto on ‘theatre row’, la rue de la Gaîté.. la rue de la […]

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A sort of urban cloistered fissure, or semi hidden street in the heart of Paris which offers one of the more unique views of the ….La tour Eiffel! Square Rapp in Paris’ 7th arrondissement is the perfect example/reward for walking aimlessly in Paris. A quiet urban fissure surrounded by mesmerizing architecture (Jules Lavirotte) , a […]

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One of a bazillion mini parks in Paris….and a refuge in the Marais, Square George-Cain is a balm for soul, mind & heart. It mixes history, art and urban beauty…but one of many pauses in the ongoing beat of perpetual Paris. It borders Le musée Carnavalet, faces the Swedish Institute, is steps from the Picasso […]

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The brief, as in nine (9) year Republic of Texas put its first Embassy in Paris,France (the latter was first to recognize it). Words above the swanky Hotel De Vendome doors still attest to this. Paris 1st Arrondissement history.  

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