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Where is Paris, France? 

Paris is the capital city of France. It is situated on the Seine river, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region (also known as the "Paris Region"; French: Région parisienne). The city of Paris within its administrative limits (largely unchanged since 1860) has an estimated population of 2,167,994 (January 2006). The Paris unité urbaine (or urban area) extends well beyond the administrative city limits and has an estimated population of 9.93 million (in 2005). The Paris aire urbaine (or metropolitan area) has a population of nearly 12 million, and is one of the most populated metropolitan areas in Europe.wikipedia


Paris, France


Paris, France

Paris - Les Grands Boulevards (1900)

Paris, France


Paris, France


Paris, France


Paris, France


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News  1710 - January 1 - Paris merchant Jean Marius obtains 5-year royal privilege for his invention of a folding umbrella - first in Europe

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January 1, 1710
News  1868 - Of twenty thousand children annually sent out of Paris in charge of hired nurses, not less than fifteen thousand perish.

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April 18, 1868
1869 - Closed on Sundays
The milliners and clothiers of Paris have agreed to close their shops on Sundays.
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June 19, 1869
News  1869 - Free Legal Advice
An association has been formed in Paris to give legal advice gratuitously to all who have been...Read MORE...

News  1887 - July 1 – Construction of the iron structure of the Eiffel Tower starts in Paris, France

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July 1, 1887
News  1893 - October 10 – The first car number plates appear in Paris, France.

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October 10, 1893
News  1895 - December 28 – Auguste and Louis Lumière display their first moving picture film in Paris.

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December 28, 1895
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News  1900 - April 14 – The Paris World Exhibition opens.

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April 14, 1900
News  1911 - August 22 – The theft of the Mona Lisa is discovered in the Louvre.

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August 22, 1911

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