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Capital city, subject of legends and myths, Paris also has its own special atmosphere. It is undoubtedly among the most beautiful of all cities due to its many celebrated monuments and buildings – the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Sacré Coeur. Author Véronique Laflèche traces the historical development of Paris before taking us on a trip through the streets and the different areas of this unique city. Halting every now and then to provide us with details on the history of various buildings, famous or not so famous, reveals the throbbing pulse of the Parisian life, enabling us particularly to relish in its little finesses – from drinking mint tea on the patio of the mosque, perhaps, to ambling casually along the paths of the Jardin du Luxembourg. A return ticket between the past and the present, this book is concerned above all with the description of the city as it is today – in a process of constant change and of constant renewal.