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Who planned the city of Paris?

George-Eugène Haussmann

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People also ask, who planned Paris?

Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte

One may also ask, how did Haussmann modernize Paris? He asked an administrator, Baron Georges-Eugene Haussmann, to modernize Paris—to bring clean water and modern sewers to the fast growing city, to light the streets with gas lanterns, to construct a central market (Les Halles), and to build parks, schools, hospitals, asylums, prisons, and administrative buildings.

Considering this, who were responsible for the transformations of modern Paris?

Baron Haussmann

Why does Paris have wide boulevards?

Altogether, there were more than 80 miles of new streets. Haussmann built for posterity—for us. Others have said the reason why the streets were so wide was to prevent Parisians from building barricades across their streets—as they had done in the revolutionary violence of 1789, 1830, 1832, and 1848.

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