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LA261 Paris by Arrondissement - the 19th

  • 26 Apr 2011
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Meet at 10:15 at the exit of the Métro: Danube.

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Credit: Lee HubertTuesday, April 26

The outlying 19th arrondissement was not incorporated into Paris proper until 1860. The area called La Villette was originally covered with orchards, vineyards and vegetable gardens, but industrialization in the 19th century converted this bucolic paradise into a prime industrial area with its two canals and a large basin to move goods in and out of the city.  Nevertheless, there are still some lovely residential areas, leafy streets, the superb park of the Buttes-Chaumont and even a hidden vineyard in this arrondissement which today boasts over 60 different ethnic groups. 

Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes.  Those who wish may join the instructor after the tour for lunch.

Instructor: Lee Hubert, B.A. Boston University, French and English, is a long-time resident of Paris.
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