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The history of Paris is fascinating and it dates back to the time when the city was still called Lutèce.
The Paris of today is the result of two thousand years of history characterized by the continuous change of the structures of the French capital: the space, the organization of the city and its urbanism.

In this context Paris has developed as a unique and incomparable city, a politic and religious center, an intellectual and economic earth.
Well-characterized by an animated and tumultuous history, Paris has been the theatre of important events: the massacre of San Bartholomew, the storming of the Bastille, the barricades, de Gaulle walking on the Champs Elysees…
THE ROMAN ORIGINS
Paris was originally a town of Celtic fishers. The Parisii tribe established, in the III century B.C., in the île de la Cité. They fortified the town naming it Lutetia. In 52 B.C., Lutetia was conquered...read more





THE MIDDLE AGES
The presence of the river Seine gave an essential importance to the commerce of Paris and to its fluvial transportation. In 1170 the city of Paris had the monopole...read more

THE RENAISSANCE
The XVI century was a period of great renaissance for Paris. Francois I established in Paris his royal residence: he renewed the old Palace of the Louvre and he started the construction...read more





THE XVIII CENTURY
During the XVIII century, Paris is the cradle of the philosophic and illuminist ideas: in the first cafés (like the Procope) people start talking about freedom, equality and national sovereignty....read more

THE GREAT WORKS OF THE XIX CENTURY
The Napoleonic age was characterized by the construction of great works: the Arc of Triumph was started, the Stock exchange building, the Vendome column and the Saint Denis...read more




THE XX CENTURY
In occasion of the first world war, Paris is saved from the German occupation thanks to the victory of the Marne where the Parisian taxi played an important role...read more







 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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