during vs while

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yun

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(A)We stayed one night in this hotel while visiting Paris.
(B) We stayed one night in this hotel during visiting Paris.

I understand the sentence (B) is considered as incorrect.
I also know "during" is followed by a noun and "while" is by a clause.
But in case of (B), if "visiting" is a gerund acting as a noun, why is it incorrect?

In addition, how about the following examples?
Is it incorrect either?

We stayed one night in this hotel during the visiting of Paris.
 

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Is it really functioning as a noun? It's a reduced form of 'we were visiting' to me.
 

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I can't see how it is acting as a noun either.

B) would have to read "during our visit to Paris", I would have said.
 
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