In this new series of articles, we will discover each time an unusual place of Paris which is either forgotten or has vanished in the dust of time.


Did you know that there’s another river passing through Paris? A small river called La Bièvre, which source is not far from Paris, is a tributary of the Seine River. Entering Paris in the southeast, it reaches Seine River in the heart of Paris, the Latin Quarter.

It was used during the Industrial revolution era by tanners and dye-makers alongside its bank. Consequence of this important activity was that la Bièvre was quickly polluted. In the late 19th century, it was then decided to cover it in Paris as it was unhealty.

Nowadays, there is several plans to uncover it in Paris and make it a nice promenade, like the riverbanks of the Seine River. Hopefully, this day will come!