Europe Parisian guide puts 'the second sex' in first place

Everyone's heard of Napoleon. But what about Simone de Beauvoir? Or Antoinette Fouque? Our correspondent takes a tour of Paris that explores the city's history through its (ought to be more) famous females.

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From Charlemagne to Charles de Gaulle, the formidable men whose minds and military exploits have shaped La France are well chronicled and commemorated.