How it Became Paris

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From the controversial , experimental structure of the Eiffel Tower to the extensive network of tunnels underneath Paris that became a burial site for the dead, there is much to discover about Paris’ landmarks. Nathaniel Drew peels back the layers of a city that he’s lived in for almost two years, sharing the untold stories that lie within some of Paris' most important sites. We’ll take you behind the architecture to teach you about the human stories and the changing landscape of Paris. We’ll share the places where you’ll find traces of the Roman empire in Paris and how to spot the missing piece of the Louvre. There are many surprises that lurk within the landmarks and arrondissements of Paris that can only enrich your experience and understanding of this romantic city. And, among these stories, we will also share advice on how to plan your visit to these places if you decide to travel to Paris. Whether you’re planning a trip here, live here, or are just wanting to do some armchair travel from your home, this course will give you a deeper understanding of one of the most iconic cities in the world: Paris

What you'll learn

  • An overview of the geography of Paris
  • The intricate stories behind twelve of Paris’ landmarks: the Eiffel Tower, the Arc De Triomphe, Thermes de Cluny, Quartier Latin, Ile de la Cite, the Louvre, Bastille, the Catacombs, the Haussmann Redesign, le Sacre Coeur, Moulin Rouge
  • The symbolism and significance behind these sites
  • How the history of Paris has influenced the city that we see today
  • Advice on how to logistically plan your visit to these sites
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Paris: An Overview
Get to Know the Map
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Paris: A (brief) History
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The Landmarks
Map overview of Landmarks
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Eiffel Tower
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Arc de Triomphe
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Les thermes de Cluny + Arènes de Lutèces
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Quartier Latin
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Île de la Cité
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Le Louvre
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Place de la Bastille
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The Haussmann Redesign
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Le Sacré Coeur
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Moulin Rouge
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A Greener Paris
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About Instructor

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Nathaniel Drew
Nathaniel Drew is a travel photographer and filmmaker on his way to visiting every country in Europe... Show more