Notes on the Geography of France: Paris 3: Modern: Photo 6
Along with the streets, Haussmann laid down the law about the maximum height of building and about how floor levels should match up, building to building. Although his rules were gradually eased, the result is still plain in the "street walls" he created, in this case along the Avenue Elisée Reclus, just north of the Eiffel Tower. Shopping for a flat? The average price here in 2012 was 15,000 euros per square meter. That's pretty near the top of the scale and twice the Paris average. Parking must be a snap.
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