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Old May 31st, 2009, 04:14 PM   #1
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Leaving Paris - The city that never ends

I thought the people here would be interested in this thread I've created in another section of the forum: Leaving Paris - The city that never ends (how to leave Paris avoiding the motorways and major roads).
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 02:30 PM   #2
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Thanks for the link, good effort in the other thread - makes me want to go back and explore Paris outside of the Peripherique.
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 08:32 PM   #3
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I've posted the second batch of pictures. So now all the pictures from the very center of Paris to the countryside (on the selected route) have been posted. Check out the thread.
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 08:36 PM   #4
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makes me want to go back and explore Paris outside of the Peripherique.
It's not as eye candy as Central Paris of course, but for urban lovers it is definitely an experience that is worth it. I particularly like this feeling of not knowing where I am anymore, after miles and miles of travelling through the urbanized area without a map, whereas in Central Paris I know all the places now, so it's less of a discovery.
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 09:49 PM   #5
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So is that route the shortest/longest,or just a random one?

On some pics several older city centres can be spotted(or at least,they look like that). Are those old city centres of other settlements?
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Old June 4th, 2009, 09:08 PM   #6
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So is that route the shortest/longest,or just a random one?
It's neither the shortest nor the longest. It's in between.

It's a random one in the sense that I had to take a route which was entirely covered by Google Street View (initially I wanted to select a completely different route, but Google Street View stopped before reaching the countryside).
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On some pics several older city centres can be spotted(or at least,they look like that). Are those old city centres of other settlements?
They are old city centers, yes. They used to be small towns or big villages in the countryside in the outskirts of Paris, but in the 20th century, as Paris grew more and more, they were engulfed by the Paris urbanization and so they are now totally within the Paris urbanized area.
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Damn,a 40km radius city...thats more than the diameter of mine...
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Paris has a 40 km diameter. If you want a 40 km radius for a metro area, I suggest checking out Los Angeles. That has 1/2 the density of Paris.
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Yeah Paris is fairly compact, although it has quite some low-density suburban areas along the outer fringes of the agglomeration. Same for London.

Nothing beats Los Angeles and New York ofcourse.
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