Metronome: A History of Paris from the Underground Up

Metronome: A History of Paris from the Underground Up

Lorànt Deutsch


A out of the ordinary bestseller in France, Metronome provides a desirable historical past of Paris in the course of the lens of the city's iconic Metro system

Did you recognize that the final Gallic warriors massacred through the Romans lie underneath the Eiffel Tower? That the is still of Paris's first cathedral are lower than a car park within the 5th District? Metronome follows Loránt Deutsch, historian and lifetime Francophile, as he is going on a compelling trip in the course of the a long time, treating readers to Paris as they have by no means obvious it prior to. utilizing twenty-one stops of the subway procedure as focal points―one in step with century―Deutsch exhibits, from the underground up, the original, usually violent, and continually notable occasions that formed one of many world's such a lot romanticized urban. Readers will discover which streets are hiding amazing old treasures in undeniable sight; peer into forgotten nooks and crannies of the town of lighting fixtures and research what was there; and become aware of that, although deeply buried, whatever continuously remains.

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