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Bassin de l'Octogone - Parc de Sceaux
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The Bassin de l'Octogone in Parc de Sceaux, obviously takes its name from its octogonal shape.

Copyright: Alexandre Duret Lutz
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Uploaded: 05/02/2010
Updated: 05/09/2014
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Tags: parc; sceaux; basin; octogon; outdoors; water; statue
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