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Place des Vosges

The Place des Vosges, originally Place Royale, is the oldest planned square in Paris and one of the finest in the city. It is located in the Marais district, and it straddles the dividing-line between the 3rd and 4th arrondissements of Paris. It was a fashionable and expensive square to live in during the 17th and 18th centuries, and one of the central reasons Le Marais became so fashionable for the Parisian nobility (Wikipedia)
Odyssey 2017 - Last tango in Paris

June 26th 2017
Today is our last full-day in Paris, as tomorrow Ashley returns to the USA, while we'll stay in a hotel at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport outside of Paris. Since the girls had the suitcase packing chores well in hand by mid-afternoon, I suggested we take a bus to the Marais neighborhood for an early dinner, and then give Ashley a brief tour of this historic district. Le Marais (meaning "mars ... read more
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French Flag Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader am... ... read more
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