We’ll Always Have Paris…

In honor of National French Week, I’d like to share a beautiful learning tool that I hope teachers of French language and other budding Francophiles everywhere will appreciate. The resource I am referring to is a web-based version of the the plan of Turgot (one of the holding of the Image Databases / Catalogs from the Rare Collections of the Kyoto University Library). It’s a captivating depiction of Paris, district by district, as it looked in 1734. The map wasn’t completed until 1739. Interested? If so, take a look at even earlier renderings of the City of Light. Bonne nuit, mes amis!

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