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The Pont Levant de la Rue de Crimée and its Sounds

WHEN IT WAS BUILT in 1885, this pont levant, or lifting bridge, was at the cutting edge of technology. With its mechanism hidden in the sewers below and using pressurised water from the Paris drinking water system to power it, this was the first hydraulically operated bridge in Paris. 786 more words


Paris in 4 days: what to see and do

Part 1: The speedy way through Paris’s top sights.

Paris is a world class city with an awful lot to see and do. There are catacombes, boulevards, avenues, arches, gardens, museums… well you get the picture. 1,822 more words


At the beach in Paris

Paris has loads of beautiful things to see; art-works, architecture, gardens and parks, monuments, views and perspectives that will stop you in your tracks.  But, it doesn’t have a beach.  488 more words

Life In Paris

Canal Saint-Martin - Paris

The canal – which links the Bassin de la Villette to the upstream end of the Seine 25 metres lower down in altitude terms – runs underground for 2 km of its 4.5 km length.

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Living In France