Paris guided visit

The “Paris, visite guidée” videoguides* retrace the architectural and urban history of Paris

The “Paris, visite guidée” (Paris guided visit) videoguides* retrace the architectural and urban history of Paris in 13 video sequences and for each era they explore a problem through the challenges and projects of today and the future.

Paris guided visit

Over 800 m², the permanent exhibition at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris, “Visite Guidée” (Guided Visit) retraces how the capital has developed and provides an understanding of the landscapes of today and the future.

1605 : The royal city of Henri IV

In the 15th century, the monarchy left Paris and settled in the Val de Loire. The capital won over the monarchs once again under the reign of François I, who took up residence here in 1528. With this, came important architectural initiatives which marked the Parisian landscape …

1802 : The plans of Napoléon I

Thanks to conquests and alliances, Paris became the capital of Europe. For Napoléon I, this glory had to be written in stone. He dreamed of transforming the city to give it splendour worthy of its new status …

1853 : Haussmann’s City of Light

The initiatives and ideas of Napoléon III alternated between the wish to modernize Paris and an unwavering firmness against subversive factors. With Haussmann, Napoléon III had monuments and large facilities created, like the Palais Garnier opera house and the La Villette slaughterhouses …

1889 : Living in Paris

After the formation of the Third Republic in 1870 and the restoration of peace in 1871, the destruction was cleared away. The urban works started by Haussmann were resumed. Breakthroughs were achieved. The policy of providing districts with facilities such as schools, public gardens, town halls and/or churches, became standard practice thanks to the expertise acquired during the Second Empire …

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The city is continually changing. Its current state is the result of reflection, decisions and initiatives taken in the more or less recent past, whilst the deliberations of the present will in turn form the landscape of the future…
  

See the entire collection of “Paris guided visit” videos on the Pavillon de l’Arsenal website