Tuesday, June 5th
Parisians today still talk about the “good” 17th and the “bad” 17th since this arrondissement is split down the middle by the railroad tracks leading to the Gare St-Lazare. The western part is more or less an extension of the chic 8th, sitting just across from the fashionable Parc Monceau, and it is still a bourgeois family neighborhood. Largely developed under the Third Republic, it became a favorite spot for writers, painters and musicians, but also for courtesans, including Nana and the famous beauty “Otero”. In the 1880s residents of the 17th were mesmerized by the construction of the Statue of Liberty by Bartholdi in their neighborhood. It eventually reached 84 meters before it was dismounted to be sent to America.
Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for the weather. Those who wish may join us for lunch after the tour.
Instructor: Lee Hubert, B.A. Boston University, French and English, is a longtime resident of Paris.
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