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Month: February 2018

Saint-Sulpice crypt

If you’re interested in continuing your underground explorations, the church of Saint-Sulpice opens its crypt to visitors on the second and fourth Sundays of every month, starting at 3pm. The tour is in French (about 90 minutes), but it is free. You can book a place by mailing .


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Walking Tour – Introduction

Here are some photos of our walking tour led by Nigel in the introductory session.


Setting out!


Listening attentively to our tour guide!


The Communards’ Wall, up against which men were summarily shot, in the Jardin du Luxembourg.



The sign to the Supreme Being outside the Saint-Sulpice church


The Gnomon, an astronomical instrument installed in 1743, inside the Saint-Sulpice church.


The former home of feminist Olympe de Gouges, in rue Servandoni.



The hiding place of philosopher Condorcet during the Terror of 1793/4, and of the resistance publisher Editions de Minuit in 1943, in rue Servandoni.


Metre measure in rue Vaugirard.


The Pantheon, where the remains of a number of key historical figures are kept including Marie Curie and Jean Moulin, a Second World War resister.



Café d’Harcourt/Librairie Rive Gauche, the Nazi bookshop that was attacked by resistance fighters, (which is now Gap!) in the Place de la Sorbonne.


Shrapnel damage from the liberation of Paris, August 1944, on the wall of Odéon Theatre.



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