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Places visited in Paris, France
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Paris Bird Market
Paris, France

Paris Bird Market

For one day a week a famed French flower district turns into an avian bazaar
48.8551, 2.3470
Paris, France

Cannonball of the Hotel de Sens

A lone cannonball remains lodged in the walls of the Hotel de Sens as a sober reminder of a revolution
48.8536, 2.3593
Paris, France

Salvador Dali Sundial

A surrealist timepiece by the artist of melting clocks
48.8514, 2.3459
A relic of St. Genevieve
Paris, France

The Relics of St. Genevieve at St-Etienne-du-Mont

The remaining relics of the patroness of Paris lie in a chapel under a striking double spiral staircase.
48.8466, 2.3476
The ex-votos extend all the way up the arches.
Paris, France

Basilique Notre-Dame-des-Victoires

A 400-year-old church covered floor to ceiling in ex-voto offerings from the faithful.
48.8665, 2.3407
Pont de Grenelle Statue of Liberty
Paris, France

Statue of Liberty, Pont de Grenelle

France gave the U.S. the Statue of Liberty in 1886; Americans gave Paris a smaller version of the same statue in 1889
48.8501, 2.2783
Statue of Death
Paris, France

Statue of Death of the University of Medicine

Statue of death tucked in the University of Medicine courtyard
48.8508, 2.3412
Paris, France

Deyrolle Taxidermy

Paris' fabled purveyor of exotic taxidermy and natural history curios
48.8563, 2.3263
Jacques Noël
Paris, France

Un Regard Moderne Bookstore

A counter-culture bookstore like no other hides in plain sight in the streets of Paris
48.8536, 2.3425
Paris, France

The Gravestone Courtyard

Walk upon the mementos of the dead in this Parisian courtyard paved with medieval tombstones
48.8543, 2.3502
It made an appearance in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris
Paris, France

The Duluc Detective Agency

Noirish green neon marks the location of one of the oldest private detective agencies in France.
48.8614, 2.3412
Locks on the Pont des Arts
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts
48.8566, 2.3522
Paris, France

The Last Original Standard Metre

An overlooked marble is the only surviving in-place 18th century example of the measurement that changed how we define distance
48.8493, 2.3355
Exterior of Centre Pompidou
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
48.8606, 2.3526
Paris, France

The Sausage Stained Glass of the Eglise Saint Eustache

With a history of slaughter, feast, and famine, remnants of the pork industry decorate this area--even its church
48.8636, 2.3452
A view of the Promenade Plantée in Paris
Paris, France

La Promenade Plantée

The first green space constructed on an elevated viaduct
48.8495, 2.3715
Paris, France

Arènes de Lutèce

Remains of Roman amphitheater hidden in a sleepy quarter of Paris
48.8450, 2.3530
Cafe outside the museum
Paris, France

Musée de la Vie Romantique

Down a cobblestone alleyway is a museum dedicated to Romanticism, with a secret garden
48.8812, 2.3334
Paris, France

Erotic Erosion: The Recumbent Effigy of Victor Noir

Victor Noir's effigy gets more action than the man himself ever did
48.8614, 2.3933
Grande Galerie de l'Évolution
Paris, France

Grande Galerie de l'Évolution

Natural history museum celebrating biodiversity with a parade of taxidermy animals
48.8416, 2.3559
La Conciergerie
Paris, France

La Conciergerie

This former “ante-chamber to the guillotine” has been refurbished to illustrate the brutal history of French justice
48.8555, 2.3459
Paris, France

Paris Sewer Museum

The curious underground history of keeping Paris clean
48.8629, 2.3017
Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy - mammoth and Lascaux paintings
Paris, France

Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy

This museum houses an imposing skeleton army comprised of creatures great and small
48.8429, 2.3628
Century-old rats
Paris, France

Julien Aurouze and Co.

A Parisian exterminator's shop whose storefront displays stuffed rats hanging from traps
48.8598, 2.3467