Category Archives: Seeing the sights

Balzac’s House

By Kathleen Harvey Balzac lived in many houses but one of his only remaining ones is situated not far from our New York University Campus. While walking there I felt that it was necessary to imagine the neighborhood as it … Continue reading

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Rue Mouffetard

by Ellen Frankman Like crooked teeth, the cobblestones of Rue Mouffetard wedge themselves haphazardly against one another, struggling for space in the narrow passageway where overcrowding yields snaggles of rock and the occasional gap.  Over time the street has been … Continue reading

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Notre Dame as the Center of Paris

Jeff Jackson Notre Dame de Paris is quite possibly the most famous Christian landmark in Paris, and certainly one the most beautiful. Though greatly popularized in Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, it is Victor Hugo’s Notre Dame de Paris … Continue reading

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Les Closeries des Lilas

Connor McCabe Moving down Boulevard Montparnasse, one can see all of Hemingway’s old hideouts.  There is one in particular that lies on Montparnasse just before it becomes Boulevard Pont Royal.  Les Closeries des Lilas inhabits this corner of Boulevard Montparnasse … Continue reading

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Rue de la Montagne Sainte Geneviève

The Rue de la Montagne Sainte Geneviève is a rather unassuming street within the Latin Quarter of Paris. It cuts through a small portion of the Fifth Arrondissement down a hill from the Pantheon towards the Maubert-Mutualité metro stop. From … Continue reading

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Cafés in Saint Germain des Prés

As part of my studies in Paris, I am doing an independent study on French Critical Theory with a professor back in New York and my initial design was to study these writers in the city and if possible the … Continue reading

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La Closerie des Lilas

Not long after one arrives in Paris is it hard to notice how central the café lifestyle is to the local Parisians. It is not strictly a place to drink a morning shot of espresso or to grab a bite … Continue reading

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