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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 ...

quaint streets in Paris

Quaint Streets in Paris

The lovely quaint streets in Paris that I discovered on our last visit will, I think, surprise you. Yes, Paris is filled with Haussmannian style buildings lining grand rues (streets) thanks to a public works program commissioned by Napoleon III. You truly get to appreciate the Haussmannian restructuring of Paris when viewed ...

Paris Walks 6th

Window Gardens of the 6th Arrondissement and What Lies Beneath This stroll is going to focus on the beautiful window gardens to be found in Paris and the great shops and other points of interest beneath them. I want to draw your attention to details of window gardens and architectural features as you walk, allowing you to ...

Paris Walks

Take one of our self-guided Paris walks, if you have the time, and get to know this beautiful city. My approach to walks is to be a flaneur - someone who walks for the pure enjoyment of the walk, absorbing all the sights and sounds as they go. As defined by Baudelaire, a flaneur is " a person who walks the city in order to ...

Paris Walks Latin Quarter West

Walking Tour Interactive Map - West of Blvd St Michel On this self-guided Paris Walks Latin Quarter West is a self-guided walk that explores the area to the west of Boulevard Saint Michel. Length:  2.3 km (1.4 miles) Duration: 31 minutes (allow extra time to visit the churches, museum and Panthéon) Map at the bottom ...

Paris Walks Latin Quarter

Walking Tour Interactive Map  -East of Blvd Saint Michel Paris Walks Latin Quarter:  This self-guided walking tour shows you the location of former homes of well-known Paris authors, Oscar Wilde, Jean Racine, Balzac, Jean-Paul Sarte & Simone de Beuvoir and Gertrude Stein. In addition you have the opportunity to ...

Latin Quarter Paris

The Latin Quarter Paris (5th/6th arrondissements) is so called because at one time the university in this district customarily taught in Latin. Robert de Sorbon founded the Collège Sorbonne in 1257. It was a theological college of the University of Paris. The name Sorbonne has, in recent times, become synonymous with the ...