Left Bank Architecture

The Left Bank is a place where people in Paris for the first time sigh and remark that this is how they thought Paris would be. Haussmann, the famous city architect known for his wide boulevards, didn’t do much here so it retains its charm.

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The interior courtyard of a particularly lovely building, once a private home.

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The elegant staircase.

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A hidden passageway to take as a shortcut from one street to another.

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The exterior of a restaurant which is actually just this wide, rather like a train car.

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An inviting entrance.

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Inside another courtyard.

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