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Resistance in Paris

_MG_6141What up everyone…  got a great post for you today.  So most folks visit Paris for the culture, food, history, architecture, or whatever dream they’re following about being in this city.  Granted, it’s one of R and my favorite cities in Europe – but we made a pilgrimage the other week for a completely different reason altogether:

Anyone remember the Modern Warfare 3 multi-player map, “Resistance”??  R and I found it, IN PARIS – it exists!

OK so if you’re not a hardcore Modern Warfare/Call of Duty gamer you’ll have no idea what the hell I’m talking about haha… but back a few years ago, R and I stayed up many late nights playing MW3 online with our friends.  We’d have such a fun, hilarious time with our friends from Washington, Dan & Marta, playing online together – terrorizing all the 10-year olds online!  haha oh what fun…  making loads of buffalo wings, pizza, beer, spending great times with our buds.

Anyhow, one of the best multi-player maps in MW3 is this Paris-themed area called “Resistance”.  I don’t think most (or hardly any) of the people who used to play this game would think anything about this map, or whether it might exist in real life – BUT IT DOES!!

Here’s a quick screenshot of the map:

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I’m telling you, it’s the most random neighborhood corner in Paris, located in the popular Montemarte district.  It’s about five blocks away from anything remotely touristy – so why the game developers chose to use it for their game, or how they (freakishly) coincidentally built a virtual map that looks exactly like this small square just blows my mind.  It was very cool to find it, in person 🙂  Here’s some of our photos of “Resistance”:

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Weird!! It felt like we were in the game haha….

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It’s the gate from the back corner!

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Even the big stairs exist!!!

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R’s favorite hiding spot in the game is just behind the gate to the right.

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Tell me this isn’t the map…

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So this is it: Place Dalida in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. The weirdest feelings of deja vu I’ve ever experienced.