Tour Paris streets with those who know them best - the homeless
Published on Aug 24, 2014 11:26 AM
PARIS (AFP) - What better way to visit the streets of Paris than with people who have lived in them, literally.
Meet Vincent, a 39-year-old homeless man who was down and out six months ago, but now squires tourists through little-known lanes as he tells their stories, past and present.
Despite the rain, several visitors - Australian, Dutch, Taiwanese among them - stand rapt as Vincent, who preferred not to give his last name, recounts a 19th-century revolt against the government that played out in some of the cobblestone streets on his two-hour tour.
"I'm discovering the real Paris," said Marco, a 28-year-old Mexican on a solo tour around the world. "I'm making friends and having fun. It's a perfect combination."
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