14 Paris Maps, Starting At 360 C.E.

1.22.2013

By Andrew Belonsky

Before we dive into what's happening in Paris at this moment, watch the city grow from 360 C.E. to the post-war 1930s.

Paris, 360-1575In this series of maps we see Paris grow from a rudimentary, medieval town (360 C.E., above) to a regional hub and, in the final image, into a sprawling urban center born after the Hundred Years war ushered in the early modern period and an erstwhile monarchy.
 

The colorful Renaissance is clearly in full swing by 1550.
 

>508 C.E.
 

Paris508
 

>1180 C.E.
 

Paris1180
 

>1550 C.E.
 

Paris1550
 

>1575 C.E.
 

Paris1575
 

Images via Old Maps of Paris.

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