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Square René-Viviani–Montebello, Paris, France, 2012[open in full screen]  

 
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Square will probably not attract my attention if there was not an event few months ago. I was attending a Green Infrastructure Ontario symposium in Toronto where somebody mentioned that the oldest, still living, urban tree is planted in Paris in 1601!? I admired Invisible Paris urban bloger for a long time.

  He has challenged readers for intriguing questions and I've send him my question about this tree. His kind effort resulted in this blogpost.

I had a chance to visit Paris and of course visiting this square where this tree is still living was a must. Interestingly, lot of tourist are present here, they occasionally pay attention to the 13th century, Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre, oldest church in Paris located here.

  Nobody is paying attention to the little plaque marking this remarkable tree. On this map bellow from 1609 space around the church is already defined.

Visit Invisible Paris Blog for much more information about this space and this extra special tree, and of course many other hidden treasures of Paris.

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