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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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Montaigne’s magic

Who can help you go through your exams with relative ease? For years now, Parisian students think they know it. Opposite the Sorbonne, the oldest university in Paris, the bronze statue of writer-philosopher Michel de Montaigne Continue reading

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