Dipping Into a French Melting Pot

When is Paris not just Paris?  When it’s a window onto Dakar, Senegal; or Morocco; or Mumbai, India; or Moscow.France’s former colonial ties with many countries have created vital immigrant communities from North and West Africa and from parts of Asia. The result is a mix of areas to explore in less tourist-centric outer neighborhoods.While waves of immigration transform many global cities, there are few road maps to explore them in a country so wedded to its heritage that it maintains an academy dedicated to preserving its language. Here is a quick lesson on mezze Paris and a few suggestions of places where you can immerse yourself in a different world …READ MORE

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