Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Meeting in Paris near The Opéra

Let us say you need to meet a friend in Paris near The Opéra. There are a lot of people in this area, where to meet and to be sure not to miss?

I will share with you a nice "point de rendez-vous".
I have been told about it by my grandmother and my mother, but it was my great grand mother who used this trick for the first time...
In front of the Opéra house (Palais Garnier or the wikipedia page) in Paris, there are a lot of statues. In particular a group on the right, made by the famous French sculptor Carpeau: La Danse (a better photo than mine on the wikipedia page).
In 1867, these naked women dancing around the Spirit of Dance, caused a big scandal, as you can imagine...

Actually, in front of the Opéra house is not the original masterpiece, but a copy. Anyway, it remains a nice place to meet people: large area to meet, and a precise spot to avoid missing your friend if it is crowded, which happens almost all the time!

Last, be careful to avoid a oh-so-common mistake: do not go to Opéra Bastille, which is located approximately on the other side of Paris!

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