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The History of Paris

The History of Paris 52 B.C. Hth-9th Centuries • The Roman Empire under the reign of Julius Caesar clutches Lutetia • Lutetia is made part of the Roman owned territory Gaul • Frankish and Norman raids take place Clovis I takes over the kingdom of Gaul and renames Lutetia "Paris" 1449 1453 Joan of Arc and French troops defeat the English at Orléans The English flee France Late 15th Century 1643 •The Renaissance takes over Paris culture Paris becomes the epicenter of art, sciences, and stunning architecture • Advances in technology result in the city's expansion • At the fledgling age of 5, Louis XIV inherits the throne of France • His control causes major opulence and overindulgence 1792 1793 The monarchy crumbles Announcement of the first French republic • Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette are executed by guillotine 1870 192Os & 1930s After a tumultuous war with the Prussians, the third Republic is declared, shaping the early stages of democracy in France • Art nouveau architecture and impressionism take over the artistic world XX Paris evolves into a melting pot of art and literature exploration and evolution Famous artists such as Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso become Parisians Writers who established the "Lost Generation" of English writers, the likes of Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, and Ezra Pound, move to Paris for inspiration 1940 • Nazi Germany attacks Paris and rallies on the Champs-Elysées • Paris experiences Nazi occupation for four years • General Charles de Gaulle runs away to London and starts a resistance movement 1944 overseas, sending radio messages to the resistance Paris becomes liberated by Allied forces Paris barely escapes Nazi destruction when an officer Present Day rejects to submit to Hitler's demands The rich history of Paris has granted the city: • 37 bridges • 384 metro stations • 120 statues in the Jardin des Tuileries •200 churches 153 museums • 36,000 works of art in the Louvre •465 gardens and parks •30 million visitors per year Sources: NationalPositions Profitable Internet Marketing AMA WATERWAYS™ LEADING THE WAY IN RIVER CRUISING XX XIXIX

The History of Paris

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Named by the Daily Mail as the world’s top tourist destination in 2013, Paris attracts millions of visitors annually. Why? The city’s universal appeal has as much to do with its ancient, layered h...


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