Paris 1944: True stories behind liberation from the Nazis

On the morning of 19 August 1944, a 28-year-old Frenchman called Georges Loiseleur hurried down to the street from his flat on the Quai des Grands-Augustins. Paris was abuzz. A short distance away, he could hear chaotic sounds from the Ile de la Cite, where police had come out for the Resistance and taken control…

Paris history: The construction of the Pont Neuf.

Paris history: The construction of the Pont Neuf. The invention of Paris began with a bridge. Today, people simply flash an image of the Eiffel Tower to evoke Paris instantly. It’s the monument that offers immediate proof that you are looking at the City of Light. In the 17th century, the Eiffel Tower’s role was played…

BBC News – La Belle Epoque: Paris 1914

BBC News – La Belle Epoque: Paris 1914 Paris in 1914 was a city giddy with the pace of industrial, scientific and cultural change, but deeply – and as it turned out, rightly – anxious about what the future would hold.