Why was the Place de la Nation formerly called la Place du Trône ? Has the Panthéon always been the resting place of great men ? Who exactly decided where the Hôtel de Ville should stand ? What saved the Eiffel Tower from destruction ? Whose idea was it to turn the Tuileries into the capital's first public garden ? What is the difference between the Assemblée Nationale and the Palais Bourbon ? Complete with period engravings, this small album tells the history of Paris through its twenty arrondissements and its main monuments.