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Nogent-sur-Marne, France

Ruins of Le Jardin d'Agronomie Tropicale

Ghosts of France's colonial past.
48.8329, 2.4673
Barcelona, Spain

Calder Mercury Fountain

A beautiful but toxic fountain of mercury.
41.3686, 2.1599
Alfonso's deceptively simple color palette at play
Marseille, France

Unite d'Habitation and the Radiant City

What if all public housing projects had been designed by "the Pygmalion of modern architecture," not only their prototype?
43.2613, 5.3963
The gardens of Jardin d'Acclimatation
Paris, France

Jardin d'Acclimatation

In this Parisian garden's grotesque former life as a zoo it fed exotic animals to the bourgeois and put humans on exhibit.
48.8775, 2.2631
The submarine pens in La Rochelle.
La Rochelle, France

Nazi U-Boat Pens

A massive, secret marina for the Nazis' most formidable weapon in the Atlantic.
46.1587, -1.2100
Town seen from the ruined chateau
Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, France

Fontaine de Vaucluse

Even France's favorite aquatic son Jacques Cousteau, couldn't get to the bottom of it.
43.9224, 5.1269
Lasco project - Cleon Peterson
Paris, France

Lasco Project at Palais de Tokyo

A modern-day Lascaux cave underneath Paris.
48.8646, 2.2964
World's Oldest Basketball Court
Paris, France

World's Oldest Basketball Court

Despite being considered a thoroughly American sport, basketball's oldest surviving playing field is found in the basement of a Paris YMCA.
48.8735, 2.3453
The funicular as it operates in Montmartre today.
Paris-18E-Arrondissement, France

Montmartre Funicular

The water-powered carriages are long gone, but for over a century this funicular railway has been the fastest route to the highest point in Paris.
48.8846, 2.3426
Paris, France

The Grand Lodge of France

One of the oldest masonic museums in Paris.
48.8832, 2.3218
The Reading Room as it appears today, pre-renovations
Paris, France

Labrouste Reading Room

This off-limits room in the National Library of France is home to a system of pneumatic tubes, once used to bring books to readers.
48.8335, 2.3758
Voltaire in marble resting atop his real, fleshy heart (as captured in 1924)
Paris, France

The Heart of Voltaire

In the best of all possible worlds, everyone will get a chance to see this statue in which Voltaire's heart is interred.
48.8336, 2.3758
Pont de Grenelle Statue of Liberty
Paris, France

Statue of Liberty, Pont de Grenelle

France gave the U.S. the Statue of Liberty in 1886; Americans gave Paris a smaller version of the same statue in 1889.
48.8501, 2.2783
Grande Galerie de l'Évolution
Paris, France

Grande Galerie de l'Évolution

Natural history museum celebrating biodiversity with a parade of taxidermy animals.
48.8417, 2.3564
La REcylcerie
Paris, France

La REcyclerie

This Parisian cafe bucks the usual trend of the area and sticks almost exclusively to an ethos of reuse.
48.8976, 2.3441
The ruins of 18th-century "Roman" columns
Paris, France

Parc Monceau

The ruins of a Duke's bucolic dream, where camels once roamed alongside "Dutch" windmills and faux-Italian vineyards.
48.8794, 2.3092
Century-old rats
Paris, France

Julien Aurouze and Co.

A Parisian exterminator's shop whose storefront displays stuffed rats hanging from traps.
48.8598, 2.3467
Museé Fragonard
Maisons-Alfort, France

Museé Fragonard

The only remaining collection of flayed figures made by French "madman" Honoré Fragonard.
48.8005, 2.4356
Paris, France

Deyrolle Taxidermy

Paris' fabled purveyor of exotic taxidermy and natural history curios.
48.8563, 2.3263
Schomburgk's Deer
Paris, France

The Room of Endangered and Extinct Species

A haunting collection of the vanished and disappearing natural world.
48.8422, 2.3563
Paris Point Zero
Paris, France

Paris Point Zero

The very center of Paris is surrounded by a bevy of strange good luck rituals.
48.8534, 2.3482
Main Fourvière theatre.
Lyon, France

Ancient Roman Theaters of Lyon

Lyon, France is home to two remarkably preserved Roman theaters, one dating back to 15 BCE.
45.7598, 4.8199
Geneva, Switzerland

Treille Promenade

Arguably the longest wooden bench in the world snakes around Geneva's Treille Promenade.
46.2010, 6.1451
Bartholdi Museum
Colmar, France

Bartholdi Museum

The birthplace of the builder of the Statue of Liberty is now a museum dedicated to his work.
48.0766, 7.3576