Baron Haussmann and the Transformation of Paris, Episode 437

Categories: French History, Paris

This episode features our frequent and very popular guest Elyse Rivin. If you enjoy her episodes, please consider supporting her on Patreon.

Welcome to the Join Us in France Travel Podcast, where we explore the rich history, architecture, and culture of France's most iconic cities and regions. In today's episode, we'll be focusing on Georges-Eugène Haussmann and the transformation of Paris in the 19th century with Elyse Rivin of Toulouse Guided Walks.

About Baron Haussmann and the Transformation of Paris

Haussmann, commonly referred to as "Baron Haussmann," was appointed by Emperor Napoleon III to modernize Paris. His extensive urban renewal project aimed to address the city's issues, such as overcrowding, unsanitary conditions, and inefficient transportation.

In this episode, we'll examine Haussmann's key contributions to urban planning, the controversies and criticisms of his methods, and the long-term effects of his work on Paris. We'll also discuss how Haussmann's efforts influenced the development of other cities around the world.

Join us as we uncover the story of Baron Haussmann and the significant impact he had on shaping modern Paris, right here on the Join Us in France Travel Podcast.

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Categories: French History, Paris