Tuesday, May 18, 14h30, with Rosemary Cheylus
Back in May of 1871 the population experienced a three-day bonfire of Paris’s main buildings during the Commune uprising. It changed the physical center of Paris forever, with the destruction of many public and private structures. What was the Communards‘ goal and in what ways did they help shape the twentieth century? Did the new government of the 1870-1890’s make good choices for the buildings that were rebuilt and those torn down? Come see with us what emerged as we walk along the Seine and rue de Lille, the Ile de la Cité and the Rue de Rivoli. We’ll end our walk in the Jardin des Tuileries, in itself an unexpected gift of open space in the heart of the city following the fires.
Walking lecture, approx 5km. Wear weather-appropriate clothing, plus mask. Bring your camera!
Limited to 11 participants. Cost: 7€ at www.aaweparis.org/historiennes