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"Parisian architecture" Architecture Tip by OrlandoBR

Architecture, Paris: 25 reviews and 45 photos

  A building on Boulevard Raspail
by OrlandoBR

Favorite thing: Maybe one of the reasons for everybody to think Paris is such a beautiful city is the fact that its characteristic buildings are so extravagant that they could be a section of a palace.

In the past, before they were divided in separated apartments, people owned the entire buildings. They lived in what was called a "hotel particulier".

Of course there were no elevators, which were later introduced and forced to fit wherever possible, and that explains why today they are so small and scary in Paris.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 15, 2003
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