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Cartography of Paris, part 2: The Streets

It's difficult to draw the streets on an ASCII map, so I'll use a text description. Please see Paris buildings and sites for a simple map of Paris.

A map of Paris is confusing at first sight, because the streets look like they have developed at random over the centuries. Paris is certainly not New York, but there is a structure under the apparent mess. That structure is similar to a spider's web with consists in: