Picture section

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The Gaulish leaders in league against Julius Caesar (100–44 BC), led by Vercingetorix (d. 46 BC), from a protective sleeve for school books, late nineteenth century.

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Lutetia or the second plan of Paris in the fourth and fifth centuries AD, French School, 1722.

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Sainte Geneviève gardant ses moutons, French School, sixteenth century.

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The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Paris.

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Epitaph of François Villon (1431–?) from Le Grant Testament Villon et le petit, son codicille. Le jargon et ses balades, 1489.

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‘Weighing of Souls’, French fifteenth-century stone carving.

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Engraving of the danse macabre, artist unknown, 1493.

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Portrait of Catherine de Médicis (1519–89), French School, sixteenth century.

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Engraving of ‘La Cour des Miracles’.

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Engraving of the St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, Paris, 1572, by de Soligny.

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Garden and Cirque at the Palais-Royal, Paris, by Hoffbauer, 1794

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Engraving of the cemetery of the Saints-Innocents by Hoffbauer, nineteenth century.

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Scène grivoise by François Boucher (1703–70).

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‘The Sans-Culotte’, French School, nineteenth century.

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‘A Meeting of Artists, Mudscrapers and Rag Merchants’, caricature of a popular café at the Palais-Royal in Paris, French School, c. 1800.

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‘Gargantua’, caricature of Louis-Philippe I by Honoré Daumier, 1831.

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Aerial view of Paris, c. 1871, showing public buildings, many of which were destroyed during the Paris Commune.

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‘The Occupation of Paris, 1814 – English Visitors in the Palais-Royal’, English School, nineteenth century.

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The bombardment of Paris, German School, c. 1870.

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The siege of Paris, bombardment by the Prussians, 1870–71, French School, nineteenth century.

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The construction of the avenue de l’Opéra, Paris, 1st and 2nd arrondissements, 1878.

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Unidentified dead insurgents of the Paris Commune, 1871.

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The construction of the avenue de l’Opéra, Paris, 1st and 2nd arrondissements, 1878.

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Illustration by Jacques Tardi from Voyage au bout de la nuit by Louis-Ferdinand Céline, 1932.

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André Breton, c. 1930.

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‘Une maison close monacale, rue Monsieur-le-Prince (couple s’embrassant)’, silver print by Halász Gyula Brassaï, c. 1931.

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Scene from the film Hôtel du Nord, directed by Marcel Carné, with Arletty and Louis Jouvet, 1938.

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Liberation fighters in Paris, 1944.

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French women punished for collaborating, 1944.

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A policeman throws tear gas to disperse crowds during student riots in Paris, 17 June 1968.

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Paris suburbs, 28 October 2005.

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