One attribute of a great city is that it belongs to the world, not just to its inhabitants. This is especially true of Paris: beautiful, romantic, enchanting and built to a human scale. Here, all in walking distance, are Notre Dame, the Louvre, the Latin Quarter, the Luxembourg Gardens, the Tomb of Napoleon, the Picasso Museum, and, towering over all, the Eiffel Tower, symbol of Paris and France.
This beautifully illustrated volume is made up of a series of exciting color spreads showing the history of this great city. Each two-page spread has a map and a time-line. Paintings and illustrations bring each era to life: the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Revolution and the Age of Napoleon, and Haussmann’s reconstruction of Paris in the late 19th century. Finally, there is Paris changed by two World Wars and as it is today at the beginning of the 21st century – a place of tradition, avant-garde architecture, immigrants, and still some of the most beautiful gardens in the world.
About the Author
Renzo Rossi lives in Florence, Italy, and works as a freelance author and editor. He has written and edited many non-fiction books for children on religion and art and has had a lifelong passion for the city of Paris.