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Palais de Justice
1st arrondissement

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The context did not lend itself to a sober meditation on mortality. They were standing in the Salle des Pas Perdus, a massive space whose pillars and vaulted stone ceiling would not have looked out of place in a cathedral, a reminder of the medieval origins of the Palais de Justice, home to the capitalís highest courts. Not the most private of places, even though it saw its fair share of angry disputes, tears, and scuffles. Lawyers and their clients huddled together or paced nervously from one end of the hall to the other, waiting for their cases to be called.
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