This is Léon, the last Gas streetlamp in Paris !

Malakoff does not rank amongst my favourite destinations in the Paris region. I knew very little of this residential suburb in the Hauts-de-Seine département. I was aware of ... lire plus !

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The secrets about the Moulin Rouge in Paris

Ohh la la… Le Moulin Rouge is one of the most famous cabarets in the world. It is easily recognisable with its red windmill on the corner of Boulevard ... lire plus !

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A short biography of Napoleon Bonaparte

You may hate him or love him… but you can’t ignore Napoleon Bonaparte, the former French emperor! Born in 1769 in Corsica from the minor nobility, Napoleon rose ... lire plus !

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The Dome church of Les Invalides and Napoleon’s tomb

The glittering golden roof of the Dome church is an unmissable landmark in the Parisian landscape. Situated in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, the monument is the symbol of ... lire plus !

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Discover the original tombstone of Napoleon in Paris

Whether liked or hated, Napoleon Bonaparte still fascinates today. Since its exile to the remote island of St. Helena, many mysteries have surrounded the French Emperor. One of them ... lire plus !

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The iconic newspaper kiosks of Paris

Whether you’ve been to Paris or have seen photos and movies shot in the French capital, you’ve probably heard about the dark green newspaper kiosks that were originally ... lire plus !

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Why the Morris Column is an iconic image of Paris

The Morris column (colonne Morris in French) is a tall and elegant dark green advertising column. Placed at regular intervals on the Paris pavement, the cylindrical structure has ... lire plus !

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The iconic Wallace fountains in Paris

While exploring Paris, you’ve probably spotted some of the Wallace fountains. These iconic elements of street furniture in Paris are found in squares or at the angle of most-frequented streets. ... lire plus !

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Discover the surprising Dragon fountain in Paris

The Dragon fountain of Paris is certainly one of the most surprising monuments found in the French capital… On this post I’m telling you a bit more about this ... lire plus !

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The Alsatian brasserie Au roi de la Biere, Paris

Check out number 119 rue Saint-Lazare if you are in the neighbourhood of Gare Saint-Lazare. You will discover one of Paris’ oddest buildings: the Alsatian Brasserie Au roi ... lire plus !

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