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Strasbourg Saint-Denis
10th arrondissement

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There were two massive stone arches near the Strasbourg-Saint-Denis metro, both erected in the 1670s to commemorate Louis XIV's victorious campaigns to push back the kingdom's north-eastern frontiers. Standing at the northern limit of the second and third arrondissements, ignored by the traffic that surged past them, they were a reminder of how small the city's footprint had been during the reign of the Sun King.
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