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    • Paris Reborn

    • Napoléon III, Baron Haussmann, and the Quest to Build a Modern City
    • By: Stephane Kirkland
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    Traditionally known as a dirty, congested, and dangerous city, 19th Century Paris was transformed in an extraordinary period from 1848 to 1870, when the government launched a huge campaign to build streets, squares, parks, churches, and public buildings. The Louvre Palace was expanded, Notre-Dame Cathedral was restored and the French masterpiece of the Second Empire, the Opra Garnier, was built.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Why Paris looks the way it does today

    • By Neil Chisholm on 11-28-13

    Regular price: $17.96