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Discovering Paris: The History Behind Wallace Fountains

Discovering Paris: The History Behind Wallace Fountains

Wallace fountains (“Les Fontaines Wallace”) are drinking fountains made of green cast iron that one can find just about everywhere in Paris. The fountains not only allow everyone a drink of water when needed, but they lend unique and distinguished architectural detail to the landscape of Paris.

The history behind these fountains is actually quite similar to that of the Morris Columns. Between September of 1870 and January of 1871, Paris was besieged by Prussian troops and the city suffered from one of its most violent winters. Insurrection of the…

How to Prepare for a Departure Inspection

How to Prepare for a Departure Inspection

Preparing for the final inspection of your rental property is a task not to be taken lightly. This is the all-important moment when you turn the keys to the property back over to your landlord and your responsibility for the property comes to an end.

The departure inspection is an important appointment that will determine how much of your security deposit will be reimbursed. For example, if you have…

Where to Park All Those Bikes

Where to Park All Those Bikes

Biking in Paris is becoming quite popular, with dedicated bikes lanes popping up in all arrondissements to make it easier for bikers to navigate Parisian traffic. But when you return home the question remains, “What do I do with it now?”

Bike in the CourtyardYou can decide not to get a bike at all and opt instead to use one of the many Velo-lib stations in Paris where…