The Bièvre: the river that disappeared in Paris

In Nobody’s Boy, Hector Malot already had his Rémi walk along its banks. Victor Hugo also described the Bièvre in his poetry collection Atumn Leaves . These idyllic stories from the 19th century are like echoes of a bygone era. Continue reading

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The concierge at Rue de Grenelle 7

Her name is Renee and she works at a swanky apartment building in the 6th arrondissement Continue reading

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The Dora Bruder secret

In 1997 the novel ‘Dora Bruder’ by French author Patrick Modiano was released. The story is set in Paris and starts with a message, which Modiano read in a newspaper of December 1941. And it had grabbed hold of him. … Continue reading

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