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Exploring the sewers

Adventures in Paris: sewer fun!

Paris has been around in one form or another since the 2nd century.  In that nearly two millennia, they’ve had to deal with a lot of crap.  Literally.  We decided to take the family on a tour of the Paris sewers to see just what goes into keeping the city and its water clean! Read more

Catacomb fun

Adventures in Paris: empire of death

Ten years ago when I was in Paris with some friends, a group of them headed off to the Catacombs (or Catacombes, as the French call them).  It sounded interesting, but time was short and I wanted to catch some other sites before our trip was over.  This time around, though, having mentioned it to the boys, there was no way we could skip it!  Millions of bones and skulls have quite the draw for 6- and 7-year-old boys! Read more