Another secret scrap of Paris

Old Jun 13th, 2009, 10:26 AM
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Another secret scrap of Paris

I hope that I am not being too repetitive after the 'Mouzaïa' thread, but I would like to point out another tiny speck of Paris that I myself did not discover for more than 30 years, so you are really unlikely to come across any mention of it in a guidebook.

It is the "Campagne" district of the 20th arrondissement at Porte de Bagnolet. It consists of 92 individual houses isolated on a little hilltop with extremely difficult access. Time has totally moved on without touching the area since the 1920's.

If you would like to see it, here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/lawqpw
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Old Jun 13th, 2009, 04:20 PM
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Thank you for sharing Paris' hidden side Kerouac. I am truly impressed with your photo essays. The images come alive for me.

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Old Jun 13th, 2009, 04:31 PM
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Amazing - thank you!
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Old Jun 13th, 2009, 04:47 PM
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This is simply not fair!!!!!!!!!!!!! How could you have posted this within less than a week of my return home. GRRRRRRRRRRR, actually, a great excuse to return of course. Thank you, the photos are amazing. Actually it reminds me very much of England and the mews type houses, very secluded and private. If you lived up there at least you wouldn't have to join a gym for a cardio workout!

Thanks again for all your great tips.
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Hey, Metropoleparis had an article about it in 1997 ... I don't think I ever saw it before now, though.
http://www.metropoleparis.com/1997/7...0/country.html
I always enjoyed his quirky writings.. and now I enjoy yours, Kerouac!
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I got nauseated just looking at those stairs but what a lovely group of homes. Its really fun to discover new areas in your "own home town".
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Thank you kerouac. My husband and I will definetely visit this neighbor next time we are in Paris. Beautiful pictures!
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Thank you. Perfect & beautiful! I would live there - if I could afford it!
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Hi, Kerouac. Fascinating.

This is intriguing me especially because on my tour with the Paris Greeter, we stopped in a small district very similar to this somewhere between Mentilmontant and Belleville. It looks very much like this, although I don't think there were as many houses. But it was also a very lovely and upscale area distinct from the surrounding area.

I wish I knew exactly where it was, but I can't quite figure out our exact route.

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Thank you - loved the doors
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What a beautiful neighborhood. Thanks for sharing this. I'll take my husband there the next time we are in Paris. He thinks we've been there so often that we've seen it "all". Little does he know!!! Deborah
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Kerouac.
Thank you again for sharing another secret part of Paris. Our third trip to Paris will be all the richer because of your willingness to include us in your finds.
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Amazing! Thank you Kerouac for taking and posting the photos. Another thing has been added to my list of things to see when I return.

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