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Walks Through Lost Paris

author of Walks Through Lost Paris
Thursday, August 9 at 7 PM

Join Leonard Pitt, author of Walks Through Lost Paris, as he presents "A Night in the Marais," a guided tour of the splendors and miseries of Paris' Marais district. Originally a posh quarter for the French aristocracy, by the mid-20th century the Marais had deteriorated into a grimy slum shunned by the Parisian public. In a fit of rationality, city urbanists of the 1950s decided that the only solution was to demolish the entire quarter and rebuild in the aesthetic of the day. More enlightened individuals stepped forward to save this historic district for posterity. See images and hear stories of this dramatic history that will surprise, shock, and delight you.