Nogent-sur-Marne, the Little Italy of the Paris suburbs
04 February 2022 | 3:25 pm
To the east of Paris lies the surburb of Nogent-sur-Marne. Since the end of the 19th century, it’s been a home-from-home for generations of Italian immigrants. Our team went to meet some of the residents of this "Little Italy".
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