HISTORY

legendary megastructures

Discover how and why Paris is the city it is today after Napoléon the 3rd, along with Baron Haussmann's, modernisation.

programme information

Duration

3 x 60'

Production Company

La Famiglia

YOP

2019

Definitions

HD

Episode Information

Take a trip to France to discover the construction secrets to some of its most legendary megastructures. See how Napoléon the 1st instigated many constructions that are anchored in the Parisian landscape. The Arc de Triomphe, the Vendôme Column, the Palais de la Bourse, the church of La Madeleine, the building of bridges and piercing of canals… How, after the Virgin Mary appeared 18 times in the Grotto of Massabielle the Christian Church built the Sanctuary of our Lady of Lourdes. Discover how and why Paris is the city it is today after Napoléon the 3rd, along with Baron Haussmann's, modernisation. Creating the major road links, we know today and the building of the Gard du Nord and Gare de Lyon.

Episode Titles

Construction Works of God: Lourdes,The Oversized Sanctuary The Incredible Transformation of Paris by Haussmann The Paris of Napoleon 1st

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