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The Earful Tower: Paris

The Earful Tower: Figuring out France with guests who know best. 

Aug 28, 2023

J is for Jewish Paris. In this episode, I take you walking through the Jewish quarter of Paris to try to understand what's going on there.

Edith de Belleville, a licensed tour guide, author, and expert on Jewish history, writes me an itinerary of what to find, including:

  • The Shoah Memorial
  • The Museum of Jewish Art...

Aug 21, 2023

I is for Ile Saint-Louis - an island in the Seine. As far as I'm concerned, it features the most beautiful walk in Paris. 

In this episode, I take you walking along the best bits of the island and share my favourite haunts. I also share my ideal route so you can do the same. 

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Aug 14, 2023

H is for Haussmann - Baron Haussmann that is. He was the urban planner behind the redesign of Paris under Napoleon III. 

But what is a Haussmannian building? Who was Haussmann, really, and why was his work so important? Where can you find it in Paris? And what's his legacy?

All those questions are answered in this...

Aug 7, 2023

G is for Guimard - Hector Guimard that is. He is the architect behind the iconic Paris Metro entrances, several Art Nouveau buildings in Paris, and some very beautiful furniture and decorations in museum displays around the world. 

But what is Art Nouveau? Who was Guimard, really, and why was his work so important?...