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Paris by Arrondissement: The 12th

  • 20 Mar 2018
  • 10:00 AM
  • 12 arr.
  • 6


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The 12th arrondissement was not actually incorporated into the city of Paris until 1860.  At its western tip is the site of the former Bastille prison, stormed and demolished during the Revolution.  Like the 11th, the 12th was a center for craftsmen and the furniture trade, and therefore largely a working class neighborhood.  It was also a center for charitable institutions starting with the Abbey of St-Anthony of the Fields and the Quinze-Vingts Hospital.  However, recently the 12th has been transformed by new buildings and parks including the Bastille Opera, the Viaduct of the Arts, the “Promenade Plantée”, the Bercy Omnisports palace, the Finance Ministry, the Cinemathèque and Bercy Park.

Date:           Tuesday, March 20th
Time:             10:00 AM for a 10:15 am start
Max:              15 people
Meeting place: Sent to registrants
Metro:            Bastille (lines 1, 5, 8)

Organizer:     Lynn Loring
Guide:             Lee Hubert
Fee:                  €10 donation on the day of the event

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