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The Gangs of Paris: Les Apaches

In the Parisian Prostitutes series we met la gigolette. ( …She is the mistress of the garroters of La Vilette or the stabbers of Grenelle. 210 more words

19th Century France

Paris Downstairs: La femme de ménage

Of the old Parisian servant types we have met the soubrette and the nourrice, both of whom are described with some condescension in Octave Uzanne’s book “The Modern Parisienne”. 621 more words

19th Century France

Parisian Waiter

Paris, France

Have you ever seen a classier waiter?

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