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Unique and Unusual Spots in Paris, Part 2

Unique and Unusual Spots in Paris, Part 2, Paris, France (B)

As we’ve seen in this post, it is still possible to discover a lot of unknown places, streets and hideouts around Paris, away of the crowded main attractions and famous spots. This time we’ll dive in the mythical “Rive Gauche”, the left bank. The historical place for intellectuals, Universities and bohemian life… –Yes, you’ll be able to brag about these places later, too­–

Meaning “The Hill of Quails”, this is one of the lesser-known neighborhoods in the city, not invaded yet by modernity or tourists.

Standing out among the beautiful cobblestoned streets, tiny houses and Art Nouveau architecture, and the omnipresent graffitis work of local artists, are the quiet Place Paul Verlaine –housing a 19th century spring-drinkable water well– and the Art-Nouveau pool opened in 1924, which also recives the water from the well–.

This Art Deco greeny square, also known as the Jardin des Gobelins, was built in 1937 over the underground river Bièvre (Beaver) –flowing from the south of the city, its section crossing through the 13th and 5th arrondissements was totally covered in 1912–. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Unique and Unusual Spots in Paris, Part 2
Guide Location: France » Paris
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Hugo Huertas
Read it on Author's Website: http://thehugoway.com/unusual-paris-unique-spots-youll-not-find-in-city-guides-parte2/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • La Butte aux Cailles
  • Place Paul Verlaine
  • Square Rene Le Gall
  • Arenes de Lutece
  • Place de la Contrescarpe
  • Metro Cluny-La Sorbonne
  • Musee National du Moyen Age
  • Rue Galande
  • Rue Saint-Severin
  • Rue de la Harpe
  • Rue du Chat qui Peche
  • Rue d’Arcole
  • Au Vieux Paris
  • Marche aux Fleurs
  • Cite station
  • Place Dauphine
  • Square du Vert-Galant
  • Place de Furstenberg
  • Pont Neuf
  • Maison Deyrolle
  • Metro Varenne
  • Petite Ceinture
  • Rue des Thermopyles
  • Cafe Laurent
  • Polidor
  • Chez L’Ami Jean
  • Je, The… Me

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