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Discovering the city of Trappes

The city of Trappes is a city located in the Paris region, 25 km from Paris.

It is difficult to have a worse reputation than the city of Trappes, for most people the city of Trappes only evokes urban violence and religious fundamentalism. This is not completely untrue, on summer mornings one can only notice new degradations and burned cars. On the other hand, in the list of the worst cities in the Parisian suburbs, Trappes is not the last one, you have to go to Saint-Denis with all its open-air trafficking to realize it.

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Duration: 2 h.

The downtown area

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The downtown area
The city center is made up of a single large street with, as in many cities, many closed stores. Contrary to popular belief, the city is not run down and is actually quite pleasant.

The salt loft

The salt loft
The salt storehouse, which was used to store salt as its name indicates, is now a cinema. A cinema massively subsidized by public funds as in many cities. The cinema is very well rated, there are almost no young people who frequent it.

The town hall of Trappes

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The town hall of Trappes
The building is very ugly. The mayor at the time must have been inspired by Soviet architecture.

The statue of Jean Jaurès

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The statue of Jean Jaurès
Jean Jaurès was a socialist deputy with Marxist tendencies who was assassinated in 1914. The statue that was erected was of course paid for by the taxpayer for the good pleasure of the mayor. How many inhabitants of Trappes know Jean Jaurès? The very generous social policy of the mayor leads to very high local taxes in the city.

The church of Saint-Georges of Trappes

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The church of Saint-Georges of Trappes
Trappes is mostly known for its Muslim community but the importance of the Catholic community is often forgotten. The church is often full even on an ordinary Sunday.

Social housing

Social housing
Trappes is a city with more than 50% of social housing.

The Merisiers market

The Merisiers market
Contrary to popular belief there is not much going on in Trappes, the streets are often deserted. The big attraction is the Merisiers market which takes place on Wednesday afternoon, Friday and Saturday morning.

The market halls of Les Merisiers

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The market halls of Les Merisiers

The exterior of the Merisiers market

The exterior of the Merisiers market
You can find a lot of items at low prices as in many markets in the Paris area.

A merchant in the market hall of Merisiers

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A merchant in the market hall of Merisiers

The new district

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The new district
Many new homes have been created in recent years, and future homeowners are attracted by much lower prices than in other cities.

Archery

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Archery
The city of Trappes receives a lot of public money for urban renewal. Is this money really used for good? Here we have a brand new archery range that is hardly ever used.

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