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City of Dreams

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Documentary series about the history of Paris. Art historian Sandrine Voillet tells how Paris rose up from the French Revolution to become the world's first great modern city.

Art historian Sandrine Voillet tells the story of how Paris rose up from the blood-stained streets of the French revolution to become the world’s first great modern metropolis in just 100 years.

From restaurants to Rodin, from boulevards to bistros, and from photography to the impressionist painters, Paris led the way in transforming the way people lived, worked and played in cities. Voillet reveals why Parisians loved their sewers and courtesans but hated Sacré-Coeur and the Eiffel Tower.

59 minutes

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Sat 9 Jan 2021 23:00

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Role Contributor
Presenter Sandrine Voillet
Producer Mark Harrison

Broadcasts

  • Tue 26 Jun 2007 21:00
  • Thu 19 Jul 2007 03:10
  • Sat 9 Jan 2021 23:00