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2021-03-20T08:04:53.409Z

THE FIGARO ARCHIVES-Three historical events put Paris at the heart of our selection. Direction Paris. Napoleon begins a triumphal march towards the capital at the beginning of March 1815. Stopping in several cities during his journey. From March 11 to 13 , he is in Lyon: he confesses his great gratitude to the Lyonnais by pronouncing the famous phrase "Lyonnais, je vous aime". Continuing his advance towards Paris, Napoleon entered the Tuileries on March 20. Paris becomes Bonaparti



Direction Paris.

Napoleon begins a triumphal march towards the capital at the beginning of March 1815. Stopping in several cities during his journey.

From March 11 to 13

, he is in Lyon: he confesses his great gratitude to the Lyonnais by pronouncing the famous phrase "Lyonnais, je vous aime".

Continuing his advance towards Paris, Napoleon entered the Tuileries on March 20.

Paris becomes Bonapartist again.

This return to power was short-lived: precisely 100 days.

The Waterloo disaster in June forced Napoleon to a second abdication.

Then, it is exile on the island of Saint Helena.

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Paris always ... told by Victor Hugo.

Notre-Dame de Paris

, the famous novel by the writer, was released in bookstores on

March 16,

1831. The plot of the novel takes place in the cathedral.

The dilapidated state of the monument saddens Victor Hugo.

Indeed, at that time the government left the building without restoration.

"

But so beautiful that it has been preserved as it ages, it is difficult not to sigh, not to be indignant at the degradations, the countless mutilations that time and men have simultaneously subjected to the venerable monument

."

Hugo makes the cathedral, the theater of passions, a place of asylum, for Quasimodo and the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda.

Notre-Dame becomes in a way the heroine of a popular tragedy.

The publication of the book attracts attention and the decision is taken to establish a competition for the rehabilitation of the monument.

The project of Viollet-le-Duc and Jean-Baptiste Lassus was retained in 1844.

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Bloodied Paris.

150 years ago, on

March 18,

1871, the Parisians rose up against the signing of the armistice against the Prussians.

On March 19,

Le Figaro

details the events hour by hour: the guards trying to take over the guns, the anger of the Parisians and the start of the barricades.

The next day, like other newspapers,

Le Figaro

was censored.

The episode of the Commune lasts 72 days and it is severely repressed.

On May 21, 1871, the Versailles troops entered the city to retake it from the insurgents.

A macabre balance sheet and a spectacle of ruins.

The Communards kill religious and gendarmes.

On May 28, 1871, at the end of what was called the “bloody week”, the defenders of the Commune were executed in front of the federated wall in the Père Lachaise cemetery.

The Paris Commune no longer exists.

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