Grands Moulins de Paris

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Théâtre de la Huchette
Among restaurants and souvenir shops, in one of the most touristic streets of the fifth arrondissement, just a few steps from Notre-Dame, it exists a small and almost undetectable theatre, an “absurd” place where two of Eugène Ionesco’s major plays, The Bald Soprano and The Lesson, have been staged every evening, continuously since 1956. Among red velveteen seats and essential decorations, time seems to expand, so people become beholders of unique masterpieces, suspended between past and present.


La Rotonde
Literary and artistic café based in the district of Montparnasse, meeting point of poets and artists since the early 1900s, La Rotonde is the best place to take refreshment after a good dose of cultural tourism. Inside it time has frozen to the beginning of the twelfth century: on the walls it is possible
to admire copies of original paintings through which Modigliani, often penniless, used to pay his consumptions.


Grands Moulins de Paris
Situated in the thirteenth arrondissement this industrial site was built in 1917 by the architect Georges Wybo. Composed by a silo, a mill and many warehouses, this ensemble stayed active as biggest mill in the world up to 1990. The main building was not destroyed but reconverted in main wing of the university Paris VII – Denis Diderot where today it is possible to enter freely and to see great millstones of the original building between classrooms full of students and professors.

Grands Moulins de Paris
Grands Moulins de Paris

Galerie Colbert
Less known than its rival, the Galerie Vivienne, Galerie Colbert is a covered arcade situated in the second arrondissement. Its classical architecture characterised by Corinthian columns and little round arches leads visitors to a majestic circular room, surmounted by a glass dome in the Art Nouveau style. Galerie Colbert is an example of elegance and it is no coincidence that it constitutes the present seat of the French national institute of cultural heritage.

Galerie Colbert
Galerie Colbert

Did you already know these places? What less known corner of Paris would you advise me to visit? Tell me in the comments below!

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