9782361950743

Secret Paris, 3rd

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  • ISBN13:

    9782361950743

  • ISBN10:

    236195074X

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-04-16
  • Publisher: Jonglez Publishing
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Summary

A priest who blesses animals, winemaking firefighters, a tree in a church, an inverted phallus at a well-known entrance, an atomic bomb shelter under Gare de l’Est, a real Breton lighthouse near Montparnasse, unsuspected traces of former brothels, a patron saint of motorists, royal monograms hidden in the Louvre courtyard, the presentation of Christ’s crown of thorns, a prehistoric merry-go-
round, a sundial designed by Dalí, war-wounded palm trees, bullet holes at the ministry, religious plants in a priest’s garden, a mysterious monument to Freemasonry at the Champ-de-Mars, a solid gold sphere in parliament, a Chinese temple in a parking lot, the effect of the Bièvre river on Parisian geography, a blockhouse in the Bois de Boulogne …

For those who thought they knew Paris well, the city is still teeming with unusual and secret places that are easily accessible.

Table of Contents

• Architecture
• Art Nouveau / 1900
• Arts and literature
• Children
• City walls
• Curiosities
• Gardens – nature
• Geography
• History
• Museums
• Religion and esoterica
• Science and education
• Walks, picturesque passageways
• Water courses in Paris

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