Balzac’s Paris-A Guided Tour Home Page

Balzac Biography

Introduction Virtual Tours

Locating Balzac’s Paris

    Growth of a City
      Plan de Paris During the Time of Louis XIII (1610-1643)
      Monuments before 1800
    After 1850: Haussmann and the Creation of Modern Paris

Balzac’s Paris

    Two Maps
      Before the Change: Paris in 1803
      The Tardieu Map: 1838
    Napoléon as Urban Planner
    Louis Philippe’s Paris
      The Vision of Félix Dubin

Visiting Balzac’s Paris

    Arc de Triomphe – Champs Elysées – Place de la Concorde
      The Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile in 1837
      Place de la Concorde – 1837
      A Promenade of Lucien de Rubempré – 1821
      Place Louis XV – Champs Elysée – Arc de Triomphe
    Rue de Rivoli – Palais-Royal
      The Rue de Rivoli
      The Palais-Royal
      The Café de Foy
      The Café des Milles Colonnes
      Raphael de Valentin Loses His Last Louis d’Or
      The Galeries de Bois
      Lucien de Rubempré Visits the Galeries de Bois
    Tuileries – Carrousel – Louvre
      The Long View – 1836
      The Place du Carrousel and Julie d’Aiglemont
      Mariana Is Followed by a Stranger
      La Cousine Bette
      The Louvre in Balzac’s Time
    Île de la Cité
      The Heart of Paris in 1852
      Lucien de Rubempré and “Carlos Herrera…”
    Quartier Latin
      The Maison Vauquer
      Student Rooms
      Flicoteaux
      Rêver la gloire
    Dreams of the Right Bank
      Dynamics of Balzac’s Paris
      A View to the West: Land for Sale
      Moving to the Right Bank
      Clothes Make the Man (or Woman)
      You Are Where You Eat
      Money

Epilogue: Balzac’s Vision of Paris

Credits

The Vernon Duke Collection

    Treasures of the Vernon Duke Collection
    A Record of Change

Bibliography

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