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Slumming It in Paris | Victorian Paris

Tourist traps were not invented yesterday. The Parisians had the hang of it very early on. One of the tourist’s attractions in the past was the glimpse of the redoubtable Apaches… 7 more words

19th Century

Slumming It in Paris

Tourist traps were not invented yesterday. The Parisians have got the hang of it very early on. One of the tourist attractions in the past was the glimpse of the redoubtable Apaches, the vicious gangs that terrorized Paris. 1,126 more words

19th Century France

Paris Day 7

A working trip to Paris – or at least that’s what I’ve told family and friends. Research is work, after all. A second objective of the trip is to feel like we’re living here, if only for three weeks, so we’ve taken an apartment and are cooking many of our meals after shopping in the markets and local epiceries, fromageries, boucheries, boulangeries and other shops. 95 more words

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The Best of Victorian Paris

A milestone like the hundredth post naturally calls for a pause, for a look back at what has been achieved. These days VP posts are read around the world, even in countries I never knew existed.  147 more words

19th Century France

The Last Duel in Paris

In the A Tramp Abroad, published in 1880, Mark Twain mocked the French practice of dueling:

“Much as the modern French duel is ridiculed by certain smart people, it is in reality one of the most dangerous institutions of our day. 818 more words

19th Century France

The Pilgrims and the Sinners: Sunday in Paris

In his Innocents Abroad Mark Twain divided travelling Americans into the Pilgrims and the Sinners. The Sinners enjoyed all the world had to offer in terms of amusement while the Pilgrims experienced a serious culture shock on several levels. 555 more words

19th Century Paris

Parisians at Home and the Secrets d’Alcôve | Victorian Paris

Originally posted on Victorian Paris.

With the streets dotted with busy cafés, with the boulevards and city parks alive with unhurried flâneurs, Paris in the 19th century was an immense outdoor living-room where all classes mixed freely. 280 more words

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