How Paris Became Paris
the invention of the modern city
The bridge where Paris became modern : the Pont Neuf
"Light of the City of Light" : the Place des Vosges
"Enchanted island" : the Île Saint-Louis
City of revolution : the Fronde
The open city : the boulevards, parks, and streets of Paris
City of speed and light : city services that transformed urban life
Capitale de la mode
City of finance and new wealth
City of romance
Making the city visible : painting and mapping the transformation of Paris
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Although most people think of Paris as the city that Baron Haussmann built in the 19th century, Dejean argues that it was the Bourbon monarchs of the 17th cenutry who transformed Paris into the prototypical modern city.
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