Behind the names of Paris's streets
The history of the ancient city of Paris is graven in its streets, whose names allude to everything from torture devices to prostitution, from medieval city walls to Franco-American relations. Discover the stories behind a few of these.
The walls of Paris
Two thousand years of city defences
17 December 2019
Thiers down this wall – the many walls of Paris and the mark they've left on the modern city
Naming the streets of Paris
What's in a name?
21 January 2020
A road by any other name: odonymic observations
Confronting our racist history: the statues and street names of Paris
Thinking about who we honour
16 June 2020
Black lives matter.
America in Paris
Signs of the United States in the streets of Paris
3 November 2020
O Seine can you see: looking for Uncle Sam in the City of Light
Seven Parisian places named after British royals
Signs of the British royal family in the streets of Paris
21 September 2022
Seine him victorious: royal inspiration in the City of Light