I am, like the stereotype so often perpetrated about men, absolutely hopeless with maps. Even if I could find a period map, I'm not sure I'd even know where to begin! As I've never been to Paris and I know there are a few people here who have (and who live in the area?), I thought it was worth a shot!
Just for background, I just got to the section in Strangers: Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century on prostitution, which led me to a couple sites that have been sitting in my bookmarks for a while, and now it's become an all-day research fest. So I was just wondering...
How far are Champs-Élysées, the Place Saint-Michel/rue des Grés, and the Île Saint-Louis (specifically the Hôtel de Lauzun) in relation to each other? Would it be possible for someone in Les Mis time to travel between them and, if so, how?
Fingers crossed that someone can help! And thank you so much in advance.
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