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Metre Etalon

36 rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris, France
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Different and unique

I stopped at the Metra Etalon today whilst I was in the area and on my way through. It’s... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2017
KylieIsTravelling
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Perth, Australia
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Perfect for History Buffs

As a history buff, I was delighted to come across this metre measurement on a wall near the... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Rumples
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Tucson, Arizona
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26 Dec 2017
“Different and unique ”
17 Oct 2017
“Perfect for History Buffs”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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36 rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris, France
Saint-Germain-des-Prés
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

I stopped at the Metra Etalon today whilst I was in the area and on my way through. It’s definitely different and unique. I wish I understood French to understand the sign attached to it, but the metre measurement was there - it would be...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

As a history buff, I was delighted to come across this metre measurement on a wall near the Luxembourg Gardens years ago. I still like to look at it from time to time, because it is a small but unusual historical element in a city...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2015

This is the only remaining meter of the 16 meters originally placed all over Paris 220 years ago. It was used for standardising length measurement. Fun for engineers!

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