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Thomas Jefferson rented a chair almost daily in the Tuileries Garden to watch the progress of the building of the Hotel Salm in 1787. He said he had strained his neck looking at so long!

Thomas Jefferson rented a chair almost daily in the Tuileries Garden to watch the progress of the building of the Hotel Salm in 1787. He said he had strained his neck looking at so long!

Thomas Jefferson sat here in the Tuileries Gardens looking across the Seine River at the Hotel Salm

Thomas Jefferson sat here in the Tuileries Gardens looking across the Seine River at the Hotel Salm

Near to the Hotel Salm was the L'Odeon Theater where Thomas Jefferson liked to attend opera.

Near to the Hotel Salm was the L'Odeon Theater where Thomas Jefferson liked to attend opera.

Thomas Jefferson attend the Salon show at the Louvre in 1787.

Thomas Jefferson attend the Salon show at the Louvre in 1787.

When Jefferson wasn't watching the building progress at  Hotel Slam, he liked to window shop at the Palais Royale in the same neighborhood.

When Jefferson wasn't watching the building progress at Hotel Slam, he liked to window shop at the Palais Royale in the same neighborhood.

Although demolished in 1842, Thomas Jefferson lived here from  1785 until he left in 1789 in the 20 rooms. It was unfurnished, so Jefferson bought everything from pots and pans to a set of dining room chairs to decorate it.

Although demolished in 1842, Thomas Jefferson lived here from 1785 until he left in 1789 in the 20 rooms. It was unfurnished, so Jefferson bought everything from pots and pans to a set of dining room chairs to decorate it.

The Hotel Salm is situated on banks of the Seine just opposite the Tuileries Gardens.

The Hotel Salm is situated on banks of the Seine just opposite the Tuileries Gardens.

Le Procope, Paris' oldest cafe, I frequent here, as did Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, and a bunch of Frenchmen ;)

Le Procope, Paris' oldest cafe, I frequent here, as did Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, and a bunch of Frenchmen ;)

After Bastille, people took the streets and marched to the gates of Versailles. Thomas Jefferson interviewed people in Paris and Versailles to get an accurate read on what was really happening.

After Bastille, people took the streets and marched to the gates of Versailles. Thomas Jefferson interviewed people in Paris and Versailles to get an accurate read on what was really happening.

Within walking distance of the Sorbonne is another building that Jefferson admired, the Pantheon.

Within walking distance of the Sorbonne is another building that Jefferson admired, the Pantheon.

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