• Official poster for Le Trésor de Notre-Dame de Paris des Origines à Viollet-le-Duc Louvre Museum
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    Remarkable Notre-Dame Treasures at the Louvre

    How does one modernize thirteenth century designs? Hold a competition. Little did Eugène Viollet-le-Duc know when he sketched the sacking of the archbishop’s residence in 1831 that he and a partner, Jean-Baptiste Lassus would win a competition in 1843 to restore Notre-Dame de Paris and its treasury. For a very short time, while twenty-first century restoration work continues on the cathedral of Paris, historical treasures are being stored at the Louvre Museum. The current exhibition at the Louvre ‘The Treasury of Notre-Dame Cathedral: from its Origins to Viollet-le-Duc’  showcases at least 120 of those treasures, and runs until January 29, 2024. It puts into context the treasury’s history from its origins in…

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    He Stole My Wallet But Got Caught — The Update

    A lucky victim of a potential pickpocket scheme is Mary Kay. She recently had the tingling "beware" effect of someone's presence and kept her wallet. In Mary Kay's recent post on Out and About in Paris she shares tips and photos on how not to become the victim. Undercover police save me from losing everything. This is the court follow-up to my pickpocket adventure. Beware they are still out there.

  • iPhone find your IMEI number in case of theft
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    What To Do BEFORE Your Cell Phone Is Stolen

    “Bonnie” flew into Paris for business. She went to a Starbucks and set down her iPhone. Someone came up to her with a piece of paper. When “Estelle” looked at the paper, by sleight of hand the phone disappeared, in a second. A purse can disappear just as quickly. Set it down to try on shoes, someone comes from behind and the purse disappears! The difference is that you can save your phone from being used. Copy down the IMEI number from your iPhone . The calls can be blocked, if you report your phone stolen to the nearest phone service or a company similar to yours from home: Orange,…

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    Lost And Found In Paris-One person’s story

    The Case of lost and found in Paris (Objets trouvés) Barbara wrote: “I left my bag on the bus with the kid’s stuffed animals and toys. I called the RATP who checked the end stations, and they didn’t have it. After 24 hours I followed your instructions and called the lost and found, went there, and they had my bag with everything in it.” “Your site told me what to expect when I arrived at the lost and found office…” Losing things can happen to anyone. One Sunday, traversing Paris, I lost a glove. That Thursday a five-minute walk from metro Convention took me to 36, rue des Morillons, a…