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Different and unique

I stopped at the Metra Etalon today whilst I was in the area and on my way through. It’s... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
KylieIsTravelling
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Perth, Australia
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The SI meter; physics rocks

This is the only remaining meter of the 16 meters originally placed all over Paris 220 years ago... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2015
Indium_Norway
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Fredrikstad, Norway
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26 Dec 2017
“Different and unique ”
25 Jul 2018
“Not Present in July 2018”
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36 rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris, France
Saint-Germain-des-Prés
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

Check before you visit to ensure the Metre is present and visible. We trekked out to find it in July 2018 only to discover the building at 36 rue de Vaugirard surrounded by construction hoarding walls, undergoing a substantial renovation. We spoke with the security...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

I stopped at the Metra Etalon today whilst I was in the area and on my way through. It’s definitely different and unique. I wish I understood French to understand the sign attached to it, but the metre measurement was there - it would be...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

As a history buff, I was delighted to come across this metre measurement on a wall near the Luxembourg Gardens years ago. I still like to look at it from time to time, because it is a small but unusual historical element in a city...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

This is the only remaining meter of the 16 meters originally placed all over Paris 220 years ago. It was used for standardising length measurement. Fun for engineers!

Date of experience: September 2015
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