How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City by Joan DeJean
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I left my heart in Paris… ever since every time I visit this magnificent city – I fall in love with it over and over again.
The city of light represents more than an Eiffel tower and shops on the Champs-Élysées, it’s more than fresh croissant from the local boulangerie, or a love lock on pond des arts. Paris holds so much history, although it is not an “old” city. This book is a phenomenal historical guide on the raise of the city of lights. Paris was a city of many firsts – the sidewalks, street theaters/entertainments, shops, street lights… The book includes the history of Paris’ bridges, architecture, streets/boulevards, and most importantly the history of the city’s financial growth and new wealth. Do not get me started on fashion and romance.
The history Paris has to offer is overwhelming. And this wonderful book highlights the major changes that made Paris what we know it today.
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