Paris: The Great Saga

Paris: The Great Saga

5 Episodes

DOCUMENTARY | FRANCE | ENGLISH | TV-PG
Take a fascinating journey into the past and see how a prehistoric settlement on the Seine became the world-famous City of Light. Breathtaking aerial images and interviews with French historians bring 5,000 years of Paris' history to life.

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Paris: The Great Saga
  • Paris: The Great Saga

    Episode 1

    Learn how Paris began as a prehistoric settlement on the Seine, evolved into a Roman city, endured brutal revolutions and became the world-famous City of Light. Directed by Xavier Lefebvre, 2012.

  • A Capital Tale: Capital of Change

    Episode 2

    See how Paris began as a strategic spot for maritime transport, became developed by the Romans and ended up as a Christian-controlled city. Directed by Alain Zenou, Alexis Barbier-Bouvet, 2012.

  • A Capital Tale: Capital of Kings

    Episode 3

    Under the reign of strong monarchs between 1200 and 1700, Paris became an urban center and underwent an architectural revolution. Directed by Alain Zenou, Alexis Barbier-Bouvet, 2012.

  • A Capital Tale: Capital of Revolutions

    Episode 4

    Parisians changed the course of history when they stormed the Bastille and burned the City Hall in 1789; 60 years later, Baron Haussmann rebuilt the city’s infrastructure. Directed by Alain Zenou, Alexis Barbier-Bouvet, 2012.

  • A Capital Tale: Capital Of Modernity

    Episode 5

    By the end of the 19th century, intellectuals and artists flocked to France’s capital, making it a center for creativity, diversity and exchange. Directed by Alain Zenou, Alexis Barbier-Bouvet, 2012.