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N’Importe Quoi Photo of the Week: Mystery Signage

Paris sign

On a tiny side street near Pont Neuf, I saw this old sign on what appears to be an empty building. It translates roughly to “General Inspection for Musical Education in Schools”. I Googled the name, but could only find one reference in 2005 to this bizarre division of French bureaucracy.

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  • You haven’t been around long enough. These were the conservatories that existed in every arrondissement. There’s still one – I believe – in the "virage" of the rue Lepic in Montmartre, my turf. Love to meet you when I’m back in September.

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