A stroll IN ENGLISH from Regal Louvre to Republican Concorde : A history of Paris and France from the middle ages to nowadays

This historic stroll  IN ENGLISH aims at unveiling 400 years of Parisian and French history from the Louvre museum and palace to the bustling Place de la Concorde. The journey follows, from the famous colonnade and the cour carrée in the Louvre the entire historic and monumental perspective towards the Champs-Élysées.

From medieval and early-modern Paris and its major monarchical characters and institutions, the various monuments will be explained and evoked in their historical context. The Tuileries gardens and the Concorde will be the occasion of an historical account of the end of the ancien regime, the Revolution and the dramatic events that took place in these premises until modern times.

Book your appointment with Louis XIV, Marie-Antoinette and Louis XVI, the Revolution and the guillotine, Napoléon, the Commune, 20th-century upheavals and the 14th of July.


Wednesday, the 25th of July 2019 from 5.30 PM until 7 PM

Jean-François DUNYACH

Jean-François Dunyach is Senior Lecturer in History at Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université.

He is also the author of several books including:

• J.-F. Dunyach & Ann Thomson (dir.), What is the Scottish Enlightenment?, Oxford, « Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century », 2015

• J.-F. Dunyach & Aude Mairey (dir.), Les âges de Britannia : Repenser l’histoire des mondes britanniques (Moyen-Âge – XXIe siècle), Rennes, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2015

• « Histoire et décadence dans la pensée des Lumières françaises », in Jean-Yves Frétigné et François Jankowiak (dir.), La décadence dans la culture et la pensée politique, Rome, Collections de l’École Française de Rome, n°395, 2008, p. 73-95.

• « L’Histoire voltairienne entre progrès et décadence : du Grand Siècle à l’idée de civilisation », in Voltaire et le Grand Siècle, Oxford, Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, 2006 : 10, p. 133-146.

• « Carthage entre Seine et Tamise, petite histoire d’un modèle explicatif de la rivalité franco-anglaise au XVIIIe siècle », in J.-Ph Genet & F.-J. Ruggiu (dir.), Les idées passent-elles la Manche ?, Paris, Presses de l’Université Paris Sorbonne, 2006, p. 99-128.


50 €