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Eleven nice strolling excursions in the course of the so much colourful Neighborhoods in Paris stick with Frommer’s for an up-close and private examine Paris. observe the atmospheric and the opulent, the sacred and the profane, the traditional and the avant-garde–everything that makes Paris certain. allow FROMMER’S TAKE YOU TO: The birthplace of Paris, the Ile de l. a. Cit?, domestic to 2 of the world’s such a lot exceptional church buildings The bohemian Latin sector, with vestiges of a Roman tub between caf?-lined streets Sacr?-Coeur and the attractive Montmartre, the village on a hill that encouraged van Gogh, Renoir, Degas, and Toulouse-Lautrec St.-Germain and Montparnasse, the place you'll find the hangouts of Picasso, Sartre, and guy Ray With easy-to-use instructions and maps–and the simplest locations to take a holiday alongside the way in which

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At the corner of rue du Pot-de-Fer is a fountain. Although the spigot looks insignificant, it was installed by Marie de Médici in 1624 as part of her plan to bring water from outside Paris to her Palais du Luxembourg. The excess was intended to ameliorate Paris’s chronic water shortages. ) On a stroll down this pedestrian lane, notice the gabled house on the corner next to the fountain and the 18th-century door at no. 7. 46 • Memorable Walks in Paris Return to rue Mouffetard. The orderly design and neat rows of windows at no.

Day and night, weekday and holiday, the intersection around the fountain buzzes with activity. Le Départ cafe is open 24 hours, the bookstores and fast-food outlets are usually jammed with students, and tourists hunt for postcards and souvenirs in the corner stalls. Pass between the yellow awnings of Gibert Jeune (one of the Latin Quarter’s few remaining truly collegiate bookstores) and turn onto: 2. Rue de la Huchette, a pedestrian alley whose name hasn’t changed in 800 years. It has always been a busy commercial street, though the activity has shifted from cutting gems and roasting meat to making souvlakia and couscous.

The flamboyant Gothic building you see today was begun in the early 13th century, and the work continued well into the 16th century. The two ambulatories (one currently filled with chairs) are what really make St-Séverin unique among Paris churches. Sadly, the organ obscures your view of the rose window, but note that the organ case was built by Dupré. Saint-Saëns is said to have played on it. The rest of the stained glass behind the altar looks like an Impressionist painting, with great swaths of color.

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