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The official centre of the city of Paris, and kilometre zero for French national highways, in front of Notre Dame cathedral on Île de la Cité.

The official centre of the city of Paris, and kilometre zero for French national highways, in front of Notre Dame cathedral on Île de la Cité.

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Have been recently visiting “the only Belgian friterie in Paris”, De Clerq.
They have convenient holes in the counter for holding the cones of fries…. which are great! And though the beer selection isn’t amazing, you can also eat them in the cosy bar next door, like in Brussels.
184 rue Saint Jacques, 75005

Have been recently visiting “the only Belgian friterie in Paris”, De Clerq.

They have convenient holes in the counter for holding the cones of fries…. which are great! And though the beer selection isn’t amazing, you can also eat them in the cosy bar next door, like in Brussels.

184 rue Saint Jacques, 75005

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If you’re looking for exotic ingredients in Paris, the Izraël shop on rue François Miron is worth checking out - or just stop by to see how they’ve packed a tiny shop full of goods from around the world. We actually found quite good Mexican tortillas here…

If you’re looking for exotic ingredients in Paris, the Izraël shop on rue François Miron is worth checking out - or just stop by to see how they’ve packed a tiny shop full of goods from around the world. We actually found quite good Mexican tortillas here…

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Another nice coffee break at Le Bal Cafe.

Another nice coffee break at Le Bal Cafe.

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One sunny day in December, I decided to finally go visit the Arc de Triomphe. I didn’t go to the top, I just crossed the Etoile via the underground walkway and wandered around, among many other tourists, to see all of the sculptures and admire the monument’s details.
I concluded that it’s interesting to see up close, but best admired from afar, so you can see the whole thing at once.

One sunny day in December, I decided to finally go visit the Arc de Triomphe. I didn’t go to the top, I just crossed the Etoile via the underground walkway and wandered around, among many other tourists, to see all of the sculptures and admire the monument’s details.

I concluded that it’s interesting to see up close, but best admired from afar, so you can see the whole thing at once.

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Centre Pompidou currently has an expo on called “Danser Sa Vie”, which, unlike the other past exhibitions I’ve seen, does not really interest me. There are a lot of abstract dance-inspired paintings, drawings, and sculptures, and some very unusual performance pieces - both live and on video.
The few installations I did enjoy included a video of Pina Bausch’s Rite of Spring, a video of Danse Serpentine by the Lumiere brothers, and this great sculpture of Josephine Baker by Alexander Calder (installed near a video of Ms. Baker herself, “The Dancer” by Jeff Mills).

Centre Pompidou currently has an expo on called “Danser Sa Vie”, which, unlike the other past exhibitions I’ve seen, does not really interest me. There are a lot of abstract dance-inspired paintings, drawings, and sculptures, and some very unusual performance pieces - both live and on video.

The few installations I did enjoy included a video of Pina Bausch’s Rite of Spring, a video of Danse Serpentine by the Lumiere brothers, and this great sculpture of Josephine Baker by Alexander Calder (installed near a video of Ms. Baker herself, “The Dancer” by Jeff Mills).

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Another nice breakfast at Du Pain et Des Idées: escargot rhum-raisin, small galette des rois, and a delightful niflette (small brioche with orange-flavored pastry cream).

Another nice breakfast at Du Pain et Des Idées: escargot rhum-raisin, small galette des rois, and a delightful niflette (small brioche with orange-flavored pastry cream).

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Breakfast by Canal St. Martin: pain au chocolat à la banane and chausson aux pommes from Du Pain et Des Idees.

Breakfast by Canal St. Martin: pain au chocolat à la banane and chausson aux pommes from Du Pain et Des Idees.

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