Whether you are traveling to Paris for the first time, or you are a regular visitor, there are always new things to see on the streets of Paris. If you’re visiting the city in the summer, there are five phenomena to watch for.
In the early 20th century, the practice of drinking beer outside of bars became a common practice. This trend continued as beer drinking became more popular outside of sittable ledges and in picnic areas. Today, beer drinking is even more prevalent outside of cafes.
In the 10th arrondissement, there is a large homeless population. Many of these people set up camp near highways or under aerial railway lines. They usually are young men with petty crime histories, or isolated individuals. In 2009, a study found that 75 percent of French people felt solidarity with homeless people.
In the northern parts of the city, gangs set up camp under aerial railway lines and squalid ditches. Sanitation workers refuse to work near these places. In the past few years, there have been multiple outbreaks of scabies in these tent cities.
In the 10th arrondissement, a French gypsy named Francois has been homeless for eight years. He is a smoky baritone singer. His dreams are to return to his native home. In addition to drinking, Francois begs for money. He has three children. He also drinks in the Paris banlieues.
Rue des Chantres is one of the narrowest laneways in Paris. This street was once housed within the cloisters of Notre Dame. It was rebuilt by Haussmann in the 19th century. Many famous singers once lived on this street. It is now one of the most popular streets in Le Marais.
In the 12th century, Heloise and Abelard were lovers. They lived on Rue des Chantres. Their statues can be found in Square Suzanne Buisson. You can also buy fresh figs from Africa. There are several stores on this street.
The Eiffel Tower can be seen from several locations in the 7th arrondissement. This area is also known as the “bobo” district. It has lots of shops and small restaurants. You can also enjoy a glass of wine at a cafe. The street is also home to the famous La Butte aux Cailles, which is famous for its street art.
The Pere Lachaise cemetery is the largest cemetery in Paris. It holds thousands of personal stories. It is also the place where many famous musicians, including Chopin, Jim Morrison, and Oscar Wilde, are buried. The cemetery is also the location of the Oscar Wilde effigy. There are pink geraniums that line the window ledges. You can also kiss the effigy.
One of the most popular streets in Le Marais is Rue des Rosiers. It is the heart of the Jewish quarter. It is also home to one of the most popular cafes, L’As du Fallafel. You can also find one of the prettiest cafes on the street, Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole.