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Trip Report Nothing for the typical tourist

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Once again, I have made a report about places where almost no tourists will go, yet I do know that certain odd people are interested in what might be seen in such areas. I took tramway line 1 for the entire distance of its route -- and then I walked the entire distance to be able to get better photos. All of this line is situated in an area that is much maligned by the international press (the infamous rough "banlieue" -- even though the word just means "suburbs") but also by the French press. A lot of the people that I know in Paris would never dare set foot anywhere along this tramway line, and plenty would not even want to drive there in a car.

I say baloney! -- and I invite you to discover the route. It is not picturesque and certain sections might even be described as grim. But it is full of life, and frankly most of the people that you see in Paris live in places like this and call it home (10 million population for the metropolitan area but only 2 million population for the city of Paris). If you want to see how most "Parisians" live, please take a look: http://tinyurl.com/tramwayT1

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