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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Water network from 1860 ensures clean streets

Every day, Paris consumes about 170,000 m³ of non-potable water through a system from the period of Haussmann’s city improvements Continue reading

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Tapping spring water for free?!

It is a bit of a climb to Place Verlaine up the hill of the ‘village’ Butte-aux-Cailles in the 13th arrondissement. But you’ll end up near the urban, design version of a ‘village pump’ with water tapped of a well deep down Continue reading

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