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Boulevard St-Michel in the Latin Quarter, Paris, France

Boulevard St Michel

The Latin Quarter has become synonymous with the Sorbonne
University in Paris, France. It is an extremely old part of Paris. It became
its scholarly center in the 13th century when the University was moved
from the lle-de-la-Cite to the Left Bank. The Boulevard St-Michel is a wide
avenue built during the Second Empire, and is affectionately known by the
Parisians as the “Boul’ Mich”. It ascends from the river Seine towards the hill
of Ste Genevieve. The boulevard is populated with second hand bookshops, cafes,
distinct and exotic restaurants and avant-garde cinemas. The Boulevard St-Michel is the heart of the Latin Quarter.

3 responses

  1. elmediat

    Excellent piece. Well done !

    September 15, 2011 at 3:56 am

    • Thanks elmediat, I really enjoy my time in Paris. It is a special place the Latin Quarter.

      September 15, 2011 at 5:25 am

  2. woosha8

    Great image, and use of colour.

    September 25, 2012 at 11:28 am

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