Square René-Viviani–Montebello, Paris, France, 2012

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, but nobody is paying attention to the little plaque marking this remarkable tree. 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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sociability
8
ceremonial
uses & activities
8
religious
access & linkages
9
social
comfort
8
residential
image
8
court yard or traffic circle
tourist value
9
with park
x
total
50
street, shopping

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