Restaurants in Rue Mouffetard

Rue Mouffetard, one of the oldest streets in Paris, a lively market street lined with restaurants and cafes and a stone’s throw from the Latin Quarter

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St. Christophe in Sainte Marie-Madeleine Church in Belcastel

Sainte Marie-Madeleine, a church dedicated to Mary Magdalene and located in Belcastel, a village in Aveyron ranked among the Plus Beaux Villages de France

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Shop selling pastel-colour clothes

The production of Pastel, a wonderful blue dye that founded the fortunes of some of the principal cities of southwest France, revived after years of decline

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Pont de la Tournelle seen from upstream

The Pont de la Tournelle links the Ile St-Louis to the Left Bank and is adorned with a giant statue of Sainte-Genevieve, one of the patron saints of Paris

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Pont de Sully seen from the Rive Gauche

The Pont de Sully connects the Ile St-Louis to the two banks of the Seine and was named after the Duke of Sully who was the minister of King Henri IV

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Isle sur la Sorgue

L’Isle sur la Sorgue or Venice of Provence, a water town made of canals, islets, little bridges and narrow streets and known worldwide for its flea markets

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Pont Saint-Michel with Ile de la Cité in the background

Pont Saint-Michel connects the Ile de la Cité to the Left Bank, was rebuilt during the Second Empire and is adorned with Napoleon III’s imperial insignia

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Petit Pont and Notre-Dame Cathedral

The Petit Pont, one of the oldest bridges in Paris was rebuilt 13 times but retained its original name and connects the Ile de la Cité to the Left Bank

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Pont Notre-Dame seen from the right bank

The Pont Notre-Dame, the second oldest bridge in Paris, links the Ile de la Cite to Rue St-Martin, the ancient road connecting Paris to Northern France

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Pont au Double and Notre-Dame Cathedral

The Pont au Double was built to transport the sick and indigents to the hospital Hôtel-Dieu and was named after the toll that people had to pay to cross it

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Pont d'Arcole with Hotel-de-Ville in the background

The Pont d’Arcole was the first bridge built in wrought iron in 1854 when it replaced a suspension footbridge linking the Ile de la Cité to the Right Bank

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Pont au Change with Conciergerie in the background

The Pont au Change connects the Ile de la Cité to the Right Bank and was named after the moneylenders who once settled on it by Royal Ordinance of 1421

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