Le Marais during World War II
This is what looked like our district after the war, it was in such bad condition some mad architects including the famous Monsieur Le Corbusier wanted to destroy everything and build tower-style buildings instead, thank god they did not succeed !
Priceless books for Paris lovers from all over the world !
It is good to have several thousand photos of the historical part of Paris. It’s even better to share them with other people!
The Parimagine editions have created a collection, Mémoire des rues, to encourage Parisians and all those who love the City of Lights to know more about the various quarters and their atmosphere. You are invited to look at the city in a new light. The pictures will help you to know more about Paris’s cultural heritage.
The collection Mémoire des rues of the Parimagine editions presents texts on and photographs of the 3rd and 4th arrondissements at the beginning of the 20th century.
The 3rd arrondissement at the turn of the century :
The 4th arrondissement at the turn of the century :
You will get a view of old cafés, such as Au Canon de la Bastille or the Bar du Roi de Sicile and of old cinemas, such as the Cinéma Saint-Paul or the Cinéphone Saint-Antoine. You will also discover the Jewish quarter, the Pletzl, and the rue des Rosiers with its beautiful shop signs and its inhabitants, who held endless conversations in Hebrew: 250 photographs and as many surprises!