CITY OF LIGHT: The Reinvention of Paris

by Rupert Christiansen

The Paris one sees now was largely created by Baron Haussmann, at the instigation of Emperor Napoleon III. The slums were swept away and a new city was created with an opulent opera house at its centre. Packed with illustrations, this absorbing volume is part of the Landmark Library, a series of books on the achievements of humankind from the Stone Age to the present day.

£18.99 Hardback

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