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June 28, 2022

17 Grainy Snapshots of Paris in 1970 Taken By a Russian Tourist

In the 1950s and 1960s, Paris underwent a massive reconstruction, with the addition of new highways, skyscrapers, and thousands of new apartment blocks. Beginning in the 1970s, French Presidents took a personal interest in leaving a legacy of new museums and buildings.

At the end of the 1960s, the government proposed a new urban plan to move the workers of the suburbs into the city more efficiently. Developed between 1966 and 1969, the new plan called for the construction of eight new cities around Paris. Five of the eight new cities were constructed between 1969 and 1973, including Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (1970).

Take a look at the capital city of France in 1970 through these 17 fascinating snapshots taken by Russian tourist Alex Rasbash:

1 comment:

  1. It was Paris before the English attacked the Stade de France.




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