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Beaubourg: An Eccentric Center of Art and Parisian Life

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Though often associated with the Marais district, Beaubourg—the local name for the Georges Pompidou National Art and Cultural Center—must be viewed on its own terms. As such, the Pompidou Center is a bold architectural statement that, like so many other building in Paris, was reviled and protested at first. But gradually, architect Renzo Piano’s creation “fit” into the day-to-day life of this dynamic city.

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The 6 Best Markets in Florence

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Florence offers a wealth of markets. From historic food halls to eclectic outdoor antique markets, the most vibrant and interesting moments of the city just may happen among its market stalls. Get in on the action. Hungry? Curious? Up for some people watching or curio shopping? Here are some good places to start.

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Îles de la Cité and St-Louis, Jewels of the Seine

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As long as there has been a Paris (or Lutetia as it was called during the Roman era), there has been life on the Ile de la Cité. Though many of the buildings on the Ile de la Cité were demolished during the Haussmann era, vestiges of the foundations and walls from homes dating back 2,000 years can be found in the crypte just near the Notre Dame Cathedral. Read more about our favorite spots on Paris’s Islands in the Seine.

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La Rambla in Barcelona

La Rambla: Rambling Through the Heart of Barcelona

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La Rambla (or Les Rambles) is Barcelona’s main drag and best known street. It runs down the center of Ciutat Vella and bustles with life, music, and commerce. It’s full of street performers, artists, flower and animal (mostly bird) vendors, temporary art fairs and so much more. Although it can get quite crowded, La Rambla is one of the best places for people-watching. There are a few key spots really worth checking out:

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