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Paris by night

If Paris is indeed the City of Light, it’s also because its streets are perpetually alive, even in the wee hours. The city’s reputation as lively nightspot is due in part to its rapid modernization. Consider, for instance, the fact that some 175 cinemas sprung up between 1900 and 1913! With no shortage of clubs, cafés, cabarets and patios, Parisian nightlife is animated, to say the least. For those seeking quiet or a little romance, a nocturnal stroll under the glow of street lights along the Seine or on Île Saint-Louis is just the thing.

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On the Quays of the Seine
Notre Dame is visible. The "N" on the bridge is that of Napoleon III.
France, Île-de-France, Paris
Sketch, grease pencil, sketchbook page (bound)
Credit: Frédéric Back
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