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Old November 27th, 2013, 11:52 PM   #1
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Nantes & Paris, France : twin pics

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In the world, a few cities may remind us of Paris (I’m not talking about a Paris replica such as the
Chinese Tianducheng).

Some parts of Buenos Aires or Bucharest may look like Paris, for instance.

In France, some neighborhoods in Bordeaux, Lyon or Marseille, among others, may look “Haussmannianas well. However, the city that most closely resembles Paris may be Nantes, the 6th largest city in France, located on the Loire River, 50 km (31 mi) from the Atlantic coast. This is what we’re going to see here.

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That said, I’m not as familiar with Nantes as I am with Paris, so this thread is not supposed to be exhaustive. Nor is it meant to suggest that Nantes would have copied Paris or that Paris would be some kind of a greater Nantes. Both cities may -or may not- have inspired each other. I don’t know.
After visiting Nantes a few times this year, I just find it amusing to see two different cities have so many similarities. I counted more than 30 and I guess that we could find some more. See for yourself

1. Basilica of Saint Donatien (Nantes) similar to Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris (Paris)
Nantes : Basilica of Saint Donatien and Saint Rogatien

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/46146413?tag=Nantes

Paris: Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris

http://aqua-permanens.blogspot.fr/20...e-paris-0.html

Nantes : Basilica of Saint Donatien and Saint Rogatien
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/41366749?tag=2010

Paris: Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/63176730

Nantes : Basilica of Saint Donatien and Saint Rogatien
http://www.flickr.com/photos/yopethop/4972443138/

Paris: Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...Notre_Dame.JPG
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Old November 28th, 2013, 12:02 AM   #2
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2. Graslin Theater (Nantes) similar to Odeon Theater (Paris)
Nantes: Graslin Theater

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/67717691

Paris: Odeon Theater

http://www.flickr.com/photos/musicorso/849205959/

Nantes: Graslin Theater

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/68267351

Paris: Odeon Theater

Paris - 2013-01-09 at 10-28-10 par aforkosh, sur Flickr

Nantes: Graslin Theater

Theatre Graslin par reldearsmurf, sur Flickr

Paris: Odeon Theater

http://photos-et-voyages.blogspot.fr...palais_30.html

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Old November 28th, 2013, 12:12 AM   #3
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3. Tour Bretagne (Nantes) similar to Tour Montparnasse (Paris)
Nantes: Tour Bretagne

https://plus.google.com/photos/10442...473?banner=pwa

Paris: Tour Montparnasse

http://www.visoterra.com/voyage-prem...tparnasse.html

Nantes: Tour Bretagne

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/8236835

Paris: Tour Montparnasse

Tour Montparnasse par Cha già José, sur Flickr

Nantes: Tour Bretagne

http://fr.academic.ru/dic.nsf/frwiki/1646798

Paris: Tour Montparnasse

Tour Montparnasse from Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris. par *Dawnie*, sur Flickr

Nantes: Tour Bretagne

http://www.pss-archi.eu/forum/viewto...417932#p417932

Paris: Tour Montparnasse

http://www.saintfrancoisdeylau.fr/Li...the/index.html
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4. Place Maréchal Foch, Louis XVI column (Nantes) similar to Place Vendôme, Vendôme column (Paris)
Nantes: Louis XVI column

http://www.pss-archi.eu/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=444939

Paris: Vendôme column

http://chicandgeek.com/2009/10/29/la...-est-un-musee/

Nantes: Louis XVI column

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kolini-photo/9613077325/

Paris: Vendôme column

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...ce_Vendome.jpg

Nantes: Louis XVI column

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi..._Louis_XVI.jpg

Paris: Vendôme column

http://www.travelmagazine.org/?p=509
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5. Notre Dame de Bon Port (Nantes) similar to Institut de France (Paris)
Nantes: Notre Dame de Bon Port

Dôme - Eglise Notre-Dame du Bon Port par Stéfan, sur Flickr

Paris: Institut de France

Institut De France par Ryan Hadley, sur Flickr

Nantes: Notre Dame de Bon Port

http://photos.creafrance.org/pois/54...e-la-fosse.jpg

Paris: Institut de France

http://www.photo-paysage.com/thumbnails.php?album=246

Nantes: Notre Dame de Bon Port

Nantes Juillet 2009 - 035 par MikaelDorian, sur Flickr

Paris: Institut de France

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9315799828/
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6. Pommeraye passage (Nantes) similar to Vivienne gallery (Paris)
Nantes: Pommeraye passage

http://lyceelivet.free.fr/cyberfax/c...onclasseaa.htm

Paris: Vivienne gallery

Galerie Vivienne par Herve "Setaou" BRY, sur Flickr

Nantes: Pommeraye passage

http://www.des-tours-de-france.com/2...es-photos.html

Paris: Vivienne gallery

https://fr.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fich...A9tail_rwk.JPG

Nantes: Pommeraye passage

http://photos.yves.over-blog.com/art...107594218.html

Paris: Vivienne gallery

http://awa-paris.com/author/awaparis/
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7. General de la motte rouge bridge (Nantes) similar to Notre Dame bridge (Paris)
Nantes: General de la motte rouge bridge

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/62263207

Paris: Notre Dame bridge

http://dailyphotostream.blogspot.fr/...otre-dame.html

Nantes: General de la motte rouge bridge

Pont de la Motte Rouge par zamito44, sur Flickr

Paris: Notre Dame bridge

http://format.net.pagesperso-orange.fr/balades_1.htm

Nantes: General de la motte rouge bridge

Pont de la Motte Rouge par zamito44, sur Flickr

Paris: Notre Dame bridge

http://fr.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichi...e-Dame_rwk.jpg


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6. Pommeraye passage (Nantes) similar to Vivienne gallery (Paris)
Nantes: Pommeraye passage

http://photos.yves.over-blog.com/art...107594218.html

Paris: Vivienne gallery

http://awa-paris.com/author/awaparis/
Very attractive and elegant galleries.
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Old November 28th, 2013, 09:31 AM   #9
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8. Footbridge over the Erdre River (Nantes) similar to Footbridge over the Saint Martin canal (Paris)
Nantes: Footbridge over the Erdre River


http://www.flickr.com/photos/objectif_up/2697676173/

Paris: Footbridge over the Saint Martin canal

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mariean...ne/3697800286/

Nantes: Footbridge over the Erdre River

http://www.vacanceo.com/albums_photo...oto_698789.php

Paris: Footbridge over the Saint Martin canal

Paris - Canal Saint-Martin par Gilles Muratel - Photographie Passion, sur Flickr
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Old November 28th, 2013, 09:53 AM   #10
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9. Ile de Nantes -island of Nantes- (Nantes) similar to Ile de la Cité + Ile Saint Louis -island of the city + Saint Louis island- (Paris)
Nantes: Ile de Nantes

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi..._de_Nantes.JPG

Paris: Ile de la Cité + Ile Saint Louis

http://www.allnumis.com/postcard/fra...te-aerial-8058

Nantes: Ile de Nantes

http://fr.maieutapedia.org/wiki/Imag...1302032309.jpg

Paris: Ile de la Cité + Ile Saint Louis

http://www.delcampe.fr/page/item/id,...anguage,F.html
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12. Chateau of the Dukes of Brittany (Nantes) similar to the Conciergerie (Paris)
Nantes: Chateau of the Dukes of Brittany

Cour intérieure du château des ducs de Bretagne (Nantes) par dalbera, sur Flickr


Paris: Conciergerie

http://pietondeparis.canalblog.com/archives/2012/10/11/25306884.html


Nantes: Chateau of the Dukes of Brittany

http://entreetoblackparis.blogspot.fr/2012/03/memorial-to-abolition-of-slavery-in.html

Paris: Conciergerie

コンシェルジュリー Conciergerie par ELCAN KE-7A, sur Flickr


Nantes: Chateau of the Dukes of Brittany

http://lafeecrea.blogspot.fr/

Paris: Conciergerie

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13. Sainte Croix church (Nantes) similar to Saint Etienne du Mont church (Paris)
Nantes: Sainte Croix church

http://coulisdetomate.free.fr/Gallery/Nantes/Chateau,%20Bouffay,%20Ste%20Croix/slides/Eglise%20Bouffay.html

Paris: Saint Etienne du Mont church

http://leslieuxprefdegv.doremiblog.com/eglise-saint-etienne-du-mont-a48002990

Nantes: Sainte Croix church

http://fr.academic.ru/dic.nsf/frwiki/1771314

Paris: Saint Etienne du Mont church


http://emmanuel.delarue.free.fr/paris_cinq.htm
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Interesting similarities, good work. Looking forward to visiting Nantes sometime.

I also remember reading that the new part of historical Algiers is one of the most "French" cities in the world (France included).
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15. Elephant machine by Royal de Luxe (Nantes) nearly similar to the mammoth from the Jardin des Plantes -plant garden- (Paris)
Nantes: Elephant

Le Grand Éléphant (Le Voyage à Nantes) par dalbera, sur Flickr

Paris: Mammoth

http://lestrucsdemyrtille.blogspot.fr/2011/05/animal-projet-photo-52-semaine-19.html

Nantes: Elephant

http://portdebuzay.unblog.fr/2007/08/08/lelephant-de-royale-de-luxe/

Paris: Mammoth

http://lestrucsdemyrtille.blogspot.fr/2011/05/animal-projet-photo-52-semaine-19.html

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Nantes: Elephant

http://dezoizeetdelin.canalblog.com/archives/2012/08/03/24828148.html


Paris: Baby elephant in front of the Orsay Museum

Elephant outside the Musee d'Orsay par a.krause, sur Flickr
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16. Manny building -Coupechoux headquarters- (Nantes) similar to T8 building -Paris' Department of urban planning- (Paris)
Nantes: Manny building

http://www.gulfstream-20ans.com/nantes/

Paris: T8 building

http://www.pss-archi.eu/photos/membres/3246/l/1377017173gpy.jpg

Nantes: Manny building

http://www.geolocation.ws/v/P/67413232/immeuble-fascinant-/en

Paris: T8 building

http://www.pss-archi.eu/photos/photo-31710.html

Nantes: Manny building

Manny par ___jeff, sur Flickr

Paris: T8 building

http://latribudanaximandre.com/2013/04/03/chaque-oiseau-trouve-son-nid-beau/

Nantes: Manny building

L'immeuble Manny (quartier de la création, Nantes) par dalbera, sur Flickr

Paris: T8 building

Immeuble de bureau - ilot T8, Paris, Avenue de France, R. Ricciotti par CD_Fr, sur Flickr
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17. Half-timbered houses
Nantes: Bossuet street

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:3-5_rue_Bossuet_Nantes.jpg

Paris: Francois Miron street

http://medieval.mrugala.net/Architecture/France,_Paris/index.php?page=2

Nantes: Bossuet street

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Immeubles_3,_5_rue_Bossuet_-_Nantes.jpg

Paris: Francois Miron street

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fileemeures_m%C3%A9di%C3%A9vales_-_Paris_(France).JPG
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18. Typical facades
Nantes

http://surlescheminsdeclio.blogspot....igolettes.html

Paris

http://laerteperedulysse.blogspot.fr...1_archive.html

Nantes

http://www.des-tours-de-france.com/2...rigolette.html

Paris

Restaurant Prunier – 16 avenue Victor Hugo, Paris XVIe par Yvette Gauthier, sur Flickr
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