Our Icons se­ries con­tin­ues with the ex­ploits of Si­menon’s fa­mous de­tec­tive.

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Mai­gret’s Paris

Pho­tog­ra­pher Joe Richards has cre­ated a de­tailed, il­lus­trated itin­er­ary for a self-guided tour of the de­tec­tive’s Paris. It starts from the Gare du Nord - de­scribed in Mai­gret’s Mem­o­ries as “the cold­est, draugh­ti­est and busi­est of Paris’s sta­tions” – and fin­ishes at Place des Vos­ges, where Mai­gret once lived.

Si­menon’s Liège

Although he left Liège as a young man, Si­menon ad­mit­ted that he of­ten drew in­spi­ra­tion from his mem­o­ries of the French-speak­ing city’s land­scapes, char­ac­ters and at­mos­phere. This ex­cel­lent walk­ing tour al­lows you to fol­low in the foot­steps of one its most fa­mous na­tive sons and see his statue ( pic­tured above). vis­ite­ vis­ite/foot­steps-si­menon

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