In Paris, their Point Zero is located in the square facing Notre Dame. It is considered the center of the city and kilometers throughout France are measured accordingly from this point. Another interesting little fact for those of you who are familiar with that area (and now for those of you who are not) Kilometer Zero is the name of a literary journal that's published by Shakespeare and Company, the famous bookshop located right next to the square. If you purchase a book there, they will stamp it with a commemorative symbol of being at Point Zero in Paris. We have been sucked into that deal numerous times now and have practically a whole shelf of books purchased and symbolically stamped. You'd think we would have learned the first time, wouldn't you?
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