David Bowie Fans Can Now Walk Down a Street Named After Him in Paris

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On January 8, Paris unveiled a street called “Rue David Bowie” in honor of the late singer, who would have turned 77 years old. The street is located in the 13th arrondissement, near the Austerlitz train station and Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital. Read on to find out why the city’s officials decided to honor the British musician.

How “Rue David Bowie” Came to Be

The mayor of the 13th arrondissement, Jérôme Coumet, had the idea of a “Rue David Bowie” since 2020. The idea was finally brought to life on January 8 this year, which would have been the singer’s 77th birthday. The street was unveiled along with a special concert inspired by the singer’s first performance in Paris that took place in 1965. An exhibition was also held at the town hall.

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Of course, many fans came to honor their favorite artist, and some even shed some tears. One woman, who had been a fan for over 30 years, said the ceremony truly moved her. She also shared she wanted to buy a house on this street just so she could see the sign every day.

David Bowie’s Legacy

David Jones was born in London in 1947. He began singing and dancing when he was still a child and even formed a band called the Konrads in his teenage years. Some of his biggest hits include “Space Oddity,” ​“Starman,” and “Modern Love.” His art mainly revolved around himself being an outsider and different from everyone else.

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Apart from “Rue David Bowie,” the singer’s legacy will be honored in London. In 2025, fans will be able to enjoy a museum and performing arts center called The David Bowie Center for the Study of Performing Arts. In 2022, the Moonage Daydream documentary showed important moments of Bowie’s career. He continues to be an idol for many long after his passing.

Savor the Outdoors in Switzerland’s Crans-Montana Region

The Swiss Alps region of Crans-Montana is perfect for cycling, hiking, golf, or just taking a well-deserved vacation to relax. There are plenty of walking routes that allow tourists to enjoy the remarkable scenery at its finest.

Savor the Outdoors in Switzerland’s Crans-Montana Region

Crans-Montana Has a Total of 198 Miles of Paths & Trails

The best thing about Crans-Montana is the diversity of signposted paths and trails which make it super-easy to plan different routes through vineyards, meadows, forests, and historic villages. The region has an official website that offers an easy-to-use walking route planner that allows for partial-day walks or extended multi-day routes.

The area is perfect for both solo travelers and groups with the option to hire a guide. There are hundreds of adventure hiking options that vary in difficulty. Visitors can choose anything between a glacier hike and a yak-supported expedition to a hike at Alpine Sports School in the company of Tutu the St. Bernard (the local dog that everyone loves).

Different Activities for Every Taste

Rafting and canyoning with professional guides allow access to hidden mountain paths and whitewater rivers that guarantee breathtaking views. There is even something for the most experienced climbers who can opt for climbing at Via Ferrata.

Crans-Montana also provides tennis and horseback riding to all skill levels. Tourists can sign up for introductory lessons and guided treks through the dazzling Alpine landscape. The trees at Fun Forest would make any risk-taker happy. There lies the adventure park where trippers can test their balance and skills on one of the eight aerial courses set among the tree canopy near Lac de la Moubra.

There is even something for the music lovers as Migros Hiking Sounds meld hiking with open-air concerts and performances by a variety of famous artists. The artists take different stages at locations throughout the hiking region.

Without a doubt, Crans-Montana is one of the greatest destinations on Earth, with a little something for everyone.