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Place Dalida, Paris, France, 2012[open in full screen]  

 
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The singer and comedian Dalida began her career in Egypt in 1954 when she was discovered by a French director.

She moved to Paris to pursue a movie career and went on to record nineteen number 1 hit singles in four languages.

Since her death in 1987, Dalida has become a cult figure to a new generation of fans.

  In 1988, the encyclopedia universalis commissioned a poll which revealed the personalities who had the greatest impact on French society: Dalida polled second, behind Général de Gaulle!.

In 1997, this lovely public square [#1 on our map bellow] was inaugurated as Place Dalida and a life size bronze bust by Alain Asian was created in her memory (pictured bellow left). Thousands of admirers have also left their mark on voluptuous Dalida. I personally love this example of naming public spaces after popular figures in the community, why only war heroes deserve recognitions?

  However, beyond the fans, this extremely charming space is often overlooked by visitors since it is on the opposite side of the busy tourist spots on Montmartre hill, Basilica du Sacre Coeur and Place du Tertre.

Two more lovely public spaces, just steps away down the Montmartre hill are neglected by tourists but used and loved by locals. Last photo bellow right is from one of those spaces [#2]. The other one is connected to this space by tiny almost invisible passage way, it is next jewel in our collection [#3].

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