Explore the 13th with Henri Peretz

The sociologist will give a walking tour of the neighbourhood around the Center in Paris

Cost: Free
RSVP Required

Sociologist Henri Peretz will be giving an architectural and sociological walking tour through the past and the present of the neighborhood around the Chicago Center in Paris.
From slum to modern campus, the Quartier de la Gare (not a railway station but a pier never built on the Seine) is the most populated district of Paris as a part of 13e arrondissement. Over the course of 3 km, discover what was the poorest and industrial district of Paris and is now a new cultural and academic neighborhood surrounding the National Library.

From the subway station Nationale to University of Chicago Center in Paris, Henri Peretz will share architectural, historical and ethnographic insights while visiting several interesting spot: Sugar Factory, public and private schools, two "ghettos", the slum area n°4 ,  public housing projects, the untouched quasi villages, the numerous «  Passages » The Jean Pierre Melville Public Library, the rue Albert, early automobile factories, traces of Le Corbusiers, the Salvation Army, the new Christian Porzampar projects, and ...  the unpredictable people of a Saturday morning!

Meet at the Café La Halte des Taxis (132 blvd Vincent Auriol, Metro: Nationale)
Saturday May 28th at 10am
We will walk until lunch at Le Prétexte and finish up the tour in the afternoon.
Free (lunch at your own expense) 

Event Contact
Arnaud Coulombel


Staff Liaison
Sharday El-Assar