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elizabeth rojas

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Paris, France: City of Lights
Paris' original name was Lutetia Parisiorum and the settelers where the Celts also know as the "Parisii" It is commonly believed that “Lutetia” comes from the Latin word “lutum,” meaning “mud.” So the elegant, glittering city that we all know and love, most likely was first known as “mud town of the Parisii.”
Paris is the capital and most populous city in France. It is located on the River Seine, in the north of the country, at the heart of the ile-de-France region.
On 52 B.C: after Cesar leaves his position as the ruler of France, the 'Parisii revolt against the Romans. Labienus Caesar's lieutenant who had taken over his position, defeats them.
The rest of the 3rd and 4th century was wracked by war and civil unrest. The city came under attack from barbarian invaders, prompting the construction of a defensive city wall.
Abby Rodriguez, Elaine Angeles, Elizabeth Rojas
History of Paris, France

Paris was a typically crowded early medieval city with timber buildings alongside surviving Roman remains. Childeric’sson Clovis I made the city his capital in 506.
Over the centuries, Paris steadily expanded its territory and power. Paris itself developed an increasing degree of importance as a royal capital, a centre of learning and an ecclesiastical centre.
Paris became an important center of France in 1163. The Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris was built in 1163, was the centre of government and religious life; the Left Bank (south of the Seine) was the centre of learning, and the Right Bank (north of the Seine) was the centre of commerce and finance.
Paris is also frequently referred to as the City of Light. Interestingly, this is both as a result of the city's role in the lives of the Enlightened thinkers and because the city was one of the first to display public street lamps along its avenues. It literally is a city of light in many ways.
Paris was conquered by Julius Caesar in 52 BC, and existed as a regional center under the Romans and in the early Middle Ages.
The French have always said ‘Quand Paris éternue, la France s’en rhume’ (When Paris sneezes, France catches cold.

the Industrial Revolution prompted the city's breakneck growth, with migrant workers arriving from the countryside on newly-constructed railway lines. By now its population was over 900,000 people, making it the second largest city in Europe, the third largest city in the world
The Eiffel Tower was built for the French Revolution centennial 1889
Christian Dior, was a French fashion designer, best known as the founder of one of the world's top fashion house.
Jean-Paul Gaultier
Louis Vuitton
Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel was a French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand. Forty years after gabrielle chanel death, her namesake fashion house is still one of the world’s most popular luxury brands, and continues to grow.
the Eiffel Tower is probably Europe's best known landmark and Paris's most famous symbol. The Eiffel Tower was built for the World Exhibition in 1889, held in celebration of the French Revolution in 1789.
The Louvre is definitely one of Paris' most coveted attractions. Not forgetting the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo, bask in the works of Vermeer, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and countless others. The palace itself is testament to a rich history spanning from the medieval period to the present.
This impressive promenade stretches from the Place the la Concorde to the Place Charles de Gaulle, the site of the Arc de Triomphe. At its western end the Champs-Elysées is bordered by cinemas, theaters, cafés and luxury shops
Not the largest cathedral in the world, the Notre-Dame might be the most famous of all cathedrals. The Gothic masterpiece is located on the Île de la Cité, a small island in the heart of the city.
famous designers
Paris Disneyland is the most visited attraction in all of France and Europe The resort covers 4,800 acres (19 km2)[3] and encompasses two theme parks, several resort hotels, a shopping, dining, and entertainment complex, and a golf course
French fashion is setting the trend with icon brands such as Chanel, Dior, Hermes and Louis Vuitton. All these french fashion brands are based in Paris.
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