Paris is located on an island in Seine called Ile de la Cite. Lie de la Cite served as the headquarters for the Paris tribe during the 200 B.C., known as Lutetia.
The Roman Empire was attached with 2 wooden bridges crossing the river between the island to the river left and right. The bridges caught Julius Caesar attention, which he in turn brought it to the Romans attention. Julius Caesar explained how the Gallic War burned the bridges in the 52 B.C. and along with all the attractions in this town on the island in Seine called at this time Lutetia.
It took nearly a century to build Lutetia in a town. Only one thing, the island continued flooding so badly the water forced many of the people to move to the Left Bank of the river. More people were forced to move to safety, going to the surrounding hills when the Barbarians attacked in A.D. 200.
Over the next 50 years, the Christian communities moved in. During this time the city was blessed with it’s first bishop known as St. Denis around 250.
During the same time, that the Christian communities were moving in the Roman Empire’s political power started growing. The Roman Empire political powers started building up the cultural and religion became stronger. With the cultural and the religion growing it connected to the bishops making Rome stronger yet.
The Roman armies dropped in count during the 400’s when the Germanic tribes took over the island. At this time a Frankish-Latin to form, a union and they started making the town grow. The first Frankish King grabbed up the Christianity as his tribe’s religion. The King then encouraged the Parisian to place names like Paris.
The Carolingians stepped in during the 800’s and replaced the Merovingians. The Carolingians were than crowned having the supreme power and rank over Western Germany and Eastern France. Paris was never it’s capital. The City was known as the commercial and religious center in memory of St. Genevieve. St. Genevieve protected Paris when attacked by the Huns in the final days of the Roman Empire.
Paris became known to rule the power at the end of 987 when the empire split. The split was because of the large growth and became the modern France and the modern Germany.
The saying “There is never any ending to Paris, and the memory of each person who has lived in it differs from that of any other.” Your personal discovery is the most compelling reason to visit Paris.
Today Paris is so compact with 2.5 million in population that it has been divided into 20 sections. Each section has it’s own mayor, city hall, police station along with their own post office.
The river that runs through Paris is the Seine River. The Right Bank is on the north and the left bank streaming south. There are 32 bridges crossing the river with two small islands at the end of some of them.
Ihe island of Ile de la Cite is the cities birthplace and the home of Notre-Dame. Ile St-Louis island is the second island and it is the home of many 17th century mansions. The bridges will give walkers access to these islands and at the end makes things look like a maze with narrow streets and old buildings.
Visiting Paris can be very educational. You’ll discover many old and new things on your vacation. In addition, Paris has a wide selection of fabulous dinners where you will enjoy a tasty meal after visiting many areas around the beautiful streets of Paris.
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