Vintage Paris map
Large vintage Paris map. Vintage Paris map (Île-de-France - France) to print. Vintage Paris map (Île-de-France - France) to download. Vintage Paris has long been an average city: it would have had 50,000 inhabitants at the end of the 18th century; but, in the whole of the Ile-de-France region, it is estimated that the density was already four times the French average with more than 100 inhabitants per km2; and that there was already a "suburb" composed of suburbs, beyond the so-called Philippe Auguste enclosure. Around the middle of the 16th century, Paris was to reach some 220,000 inhabitants, and in the 17th century, castles, churches and convents flourished all around, which were to occupy a considerable place, especially in the western and southern suburbs (see vintage Paris map).
The first inhabitants of what was to become our good old capital were the Parisii (vintage Paris map). We do not know when they settled on the banks of the Seine nor where exactly, but we are sure that at least 100 years BC, maybe 250 years, the island of the vintage City of Paris, Lucotetia (which will become Lutetia, the Lutetia of the Romans) was inhabited by this modest people of Celtic Gaul.
A series of barbarian invasions began in the late 2nd century as its mentioned in vintage Paris map. The town on the left bank was destroyed by the mid-3rd century, and the inhabitants took refuge on the island, around which they built a thick stone wall. From the early 4th century the vintage place became known as Paris. During the reign of Philip II (1179–1223), Paris was extensively improved. Streets were paved, the city wall was enlarged, and a number of new towns were enfranchised.