Splendors of

the XIX th century

Splendors of the 19th Century

  • A detailed account of urban metamorphoses: the construction of new buildings, squares, avenues, and passageways under Baron Haussmann; transformations linked to the development of industrialization, the invention of new technologies (electricity, steel, railroads…), and the evolution in ways of thinking and lifestyles brought about by 19th-century social changes.
  • A presentation of monuments and buildings of the period, such as the Opéra Garnier, the Galeries Lafayette, the Passage des Princes and Passage des Panorama…
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2-hour classic tour (visit + free time)

When Baron Haussmann began his extensive restructuring of Paris in the middle of the 19th century, the city would never be the same again. But the transformations of the capital at that time were also a result of the invention of new technologies, the changes taking place within the structure of society, and the advent of industrialization, giving way to a plethora of fascinating architectural specimens.