Wednesday, March 23, 2011

La Nouvelle Athènes

The New Athens is an area located in the 9th arrondissement around the "Rue de la Tour des Dames" near the tiny and gorgeous Place Saint Georges. The name was given by a newspaper in 1823 because of the "greek" mania at that time but honestly there is not much Greek into this area. It has been a place where a lot of famous actresses of that period used to live in beautiful mansions like that one. I will show more of the area these next days. If you're in Paris it's a very nice walk to do in a calm and beautiful area not much known by tourists but really great to wander around.


dodo said...

Excellent, i 'm looking forward to more pics, as it's been such a long time i last visited this neighbourhood!

Harriet said...

Love the way you framed this photo.

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Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Laurent, this is an area that I have not visited but your recommendations are always fine with me... great shot and I look forward to more.


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