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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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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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