Thursday, July 29, 2010

Paris


The city wall of King Philip II of France (Philip Augustus) in Paris (France).

Over time, several city walls of Paris were built. Only a few traces of these walls survive, among those this section of the wall of Philippe Auguste. Mainly, the walls were destroyed to be replaced with grands boulevards. This particular city wall is the oldest city wall of Paris whose plan is accurately known. It was built from 1190 to 1213, enclosing 253 hectares on both sides of the river Seine.

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