One of the city’s most fascinating ruins is the Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale, which is hidden away at the eastern edge of the Bois de Vincennes. It was created as part of the Exposition Coloniale in 1907 and is filled with crumbling pavilions representing France’s former colonies. At the height of its fame, it effectively functioned as a human zoo. Long abandoned, you can still get a sense of this darker period in French history by walking through this overgrown patch of land.
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Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.
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