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Human Zoo- A Haunting Past in Paris’ Bois de Vincennes

The disturbing idea of a human zoo really changed my viewpoint of this forgotten garden of the Colonial Exposition. The epitome of racism, the garden hides its sordid history in the corner of the Bois de Vincennes. This place of public exhibition promoted French colonialism. Le jardin d’agronomie tropicale René Dumont ...

pep's umbrellas, passage, paris

Pep’s Umbrellas is a True Paris Treasure Tucked Away in Passage de l’Ancre

Pep’s Umbrellas was the treasure I found when I explored Passage de l’Ancre (Passage of the Anchor)! From the outside, this particular passage looked industrial and bland. But the door was open- who could resist? I'm glad my curiosity got the best of me. If you’ve ever read Alice in Wonderland, then you know how I ...

rue des thermopyles

Strolling on rue des Thermopyles

When I discovered, or rather stumbled upon, rue des Thermopyles, I was surprised to find myself escaping from the bustle and noise of streets leading from Gare Montparnasse. What a pleasant discovery as I was only on my way to the local Monoprix store for yogurt! Only about 280 m long, rue des Thermopyles is a quaint Paris ...

Paris Promenade or Coulée Verte is a Beautiful Greenway in the Heart of Paris

Whether you know the Paris Promenade as “La coulée verte” (green stream) or “La promenade plantée”, this beautiful greenway provides you with elevated views of Paris away from the bustle of street traffic. Located in the 12th arrondissement, the walkway is 2.9 miles of greenway oasis and a total shock to the system ...