Medieval Sites in Paris

Old Dec 31st, 2004, 08:17 PM
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Hi Melissa,

If your daughter is a Harry Potter fan, you must take her to Auberge Nicolas Flamel. Yes, that's THE Nicolas Flamel (1330-1418) that invented the Sorcerer's Stone in the 1st book. His medival house/workshop, dated 1407, has been converted to a restaurant. The building has been preserved with medival stone carvings. The food is surprisingly good and reasonable. The waiter didn't speak any English and us no French. But folks at the next table were more than eager to help. It's in Marais/Beaubourg (3rd):
51, rue de Montmorency 75003 PARIS
Tél :01.42.71.77.78

We rented apartment #7 from RentParis just a few doors down (http://www.rentparis.com/7/7.en.html) and I was teasing my kids about the ghost of Nicolas Flamel. Afterall, he never died, did he? ;-)
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Old Jan 1st, 2005, 10:17 AM
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One of the MIJE Youth Hostels is supposedly a site where Hélöise & Abelard stayed. The address is:
MAUBUISSON
12, rue des Barres
75004 Paris
http://www.mije.com/versanglais/indexenglishindiv.htm

Also, 9, Quai aux Fleurs on the Île de la Cité (in the tangle of streets north of Nôtre Dame) is the site of Canon Fulbert's house, uncle to Hélöise and where she lived.
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Old Jan 1st, 2005, 11:23 AM
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Any chance of you and your daughter doing a day trip to places where there are entire medieval quarters rather than buildings here and there? (Angers, France, comes to mind but there are many others).
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Old Jan 1st, 2005, 03:01 PM
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We're only in Paris for 6 days (including the arrival day), and our one day trip is to . . . well . . . disneyland. daughter is 9 y.o., and we are disney fans.

The medieval part is mainly a good excuse for DH and I to see some "real" sites!
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Marcy --The Phiilippe Auguste wall is opposite the Village St. Paul, the length of the rue des Jardins.
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Thanks, Michael.
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IMHO if you're going to Disneyland
you should take a second day trip
and go to Troyes - it has a whole
lotta 'real' medieval sites - streets
of them in fact!
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