Walking in Paris: Its past, present, and future

We all know Paris is a city best enjoyed on foot. But was it always that way? And will things change with the plans for the Greater Paris expansion?

Historian and tour guide Boris Petrovic is this week’s guest on The Earful Tower podcast, shining a light on what he considers to be the three defining stages of Walking in Paris.

We discussed the Haussmannian origins of Paris’s wide streets, the man-eating wolves that invaded the city many centuries ago, the dentists of Pont Neuf, and the unusual shoes of the first flaneurs of Paris.

The episode is below, be sure to subscribe for more of the same every week. As for Boris, book one of his Paris In Person tours here.

And if you’re a Patron of the Earful Tower, click here for direct access to the Scroll which features a deeper dive into walking in Paris, plus many links for Walk Shows exclusively for members. Become a member here.

And look, here are ALL the episodes of The Earful Tower podcast in case you’re stuck at home and looking for a virtual escape to Paris. Happy listening and see you again next week!

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