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Passers-by who walk the pavements of Cour du Commerce-Saint-André often do not know that one of the key events of the French Revolution took place behind its tourist facades. And though Marat had a printing shop that produced flaming pamphlets at No. 8 and Danton lived at No. 20

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Where was the first experiment of Foucault’s pendulum to demonstrate the rotation of the Earth in 1851? a) In the church of Saint-Martin-des-Champs, b) 28 rue d’Assas or c) the Observatory. Answer: b) 28 rue d’Assas is where the physicist Léon Foucault lived and died in February 1868. You

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Which bakery opened its first shop in Paris on rue du Cherche-Midi in 1932: a) Poilâne, b) Moissan or c) Lenôtre? Answer: a) Lionel Poilâne.