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The Earful Tower: Paris

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

Jun 4, 2018

This week, I'm going to take you on a journey around my newest obsession in Paris - The Philippe Auguste Wall.

This wall circled the city 800 years ago, and was gradually torn down, built over, and swallowed up by Paris as the city expanded upwards and outwards - with the wall never to be seen again.

Or was it…

Unbelievably, some relics, some vestiges of this ancient wall have remained intact, many of them hidden for centuries and only revealed in fairly recent renovations.

And you can still find these traces of it in the most unlikely places in the city.

This episode is my journey to find those remnants - plus my search for what one historian said were the potentially unfound parts of the wall.

Meanwhile, if you want to find the pieces of the wall yourself, look here on The Earful Tower's official site for loads of pictures from the trip.

That's it, good luck hunting the wall down, and get in touch with me if you want me to show it to you personally. 

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