I look down, and I’m surprised to find myself standing in the middle of a small stone circle. In the center, directly between my feet, is a coppery-bronze octagon with a star. Words are engraved in the stone around it: POINT ZÉRO DES ROUTES DE FRANCE.
"Mademoiselle Oliphant. It translates to ‘Point zero of the roads of France.’ In other words, it’s the point from which all other distances in France are measured." St. Clair clears his throat. "It’s the beginning of everything."
I look back up. He’s smiling.
"Welcome to Paris, Anna. I’m glad you’ve come."
- Anna & the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins