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Paris City Art proudly presents for sale at affordable prices, original art with Paris as topic.


Paris has been called “the city of love,” owing to the beautiful architecture, reputation for fine wine and cuisine, history as a center for art, fashion, literature and ideas. It is also called the city of lights (La Ville Lumière) because of it was a central city for new ideas and progressive thought during the period of Enlightenment, but also because it was one of the first cities to install lighting in the street.
Paris has been pictured for centuries and one of the first plans of Paris was published in 1583 by Braun and Hogenberg. Several famous artists have worked and lived in Paris (Montmatre) at some points during their life including Vincent Van Gogh, Picasso, Degas, among others. It also the home of famous venues that are well known for cabarets, including the Moulin Rouge.
Paris City Art sell original plans, views of Paris from as old as 1583, but also panoramic views. We also sell original posters and prints made during "La Belle Époque", (1890-1914). When you Love Paris and are looking for an original art piece Paris City Art offers you a great choice...

The history of Paris

The history of Paris dates back to approximately 259 BC, with the Parisii, a Celtic tribe settled on the banks of the Seine. In 52 BC, the fishing village was conquered by the Romans, founding a Gallo-Roman town called Lutetia. The city changed its name to Paris during the fourth century AD. In 508 the first king of the Franks, Clovis I, made Paris the capital of his empire. At the beginning of the twelfth century, the first university in France was founded thanks to the uprisings of students and professors. Louis IX appointed the chaplain, Robert de Sorbon, to establish the College, which was later named after him, the Sorbonne. In 1583 Braun and Hogenberg published in Cologne the first town books and a fine plan of Paris was included in volume one. In the following four centuries artists made numerous impression of the town. Many artists where passing, many stayed and Paris is one of the most illustrated cities in the world. Read more about the history of Paris.
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With our art collection you will have easy access to a carefully curated selection of best prints, maps and drawings of Paris. All items are high quality original art works and we add new prints to the collection continuously.
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