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The Egypt in Paris

Egyptian civilization has long aroused the interest of a part of the Parisian population. From the 19th century onwards, this interest evolved into a real Egyptomania, of which there are numerous traces in the streets of the capital.

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The royal squares

The royal squares are a creation of the 17th century. To gauge how new this is, just look for what might look like a square on this map of Paris that dates back to...

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The covered passages

More than 50 covered passages were built in Paris, mostly between 1820 and 1848. It is a Parisian invention that the whole of Europe then adopted. Today, around 20 are still open and still...

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Paris and its 4 triumphal arches

The triumphal arch on the Place de l’Etoile, at the top of the Champs-Elysées, is world famous. But this monument from the Antiquity (the Romans having planted some everywhere) is in fact much more...