City-owned pawnshop has helped great artists and authors pay for Paris' pleasures
The Credit Municipal of Paris, known about town as "Auntie," is pretty glamorous for a pawnshop. Since 1777, the city-operated institution has served Rodin, Monet, Zola, Verlaine, and Victor Hugo, who mentioned it in Les Miserables
. The newest development? Auntie now accepts wine. "People can now exchange...