19 Amazing Color Photos Of Paris In July 1939

These wonderful photos will transport you to beautiful pre-war Paris.

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A flower market.

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A timeless flea market.

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Les bouquinistes (used-book sellers) along the banks of the Seine.

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Bouquinistes have been a Parisian fixture since the 16th century.

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Wine market.

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The Conciergerie seen from across the Seine.

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Shot of a street in the artsy district of Montmartre.

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Patrons at a cafe (located in what appears to be Montmartre).

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Posters along the Rue de Courcelles. The posters advertise, the national lottery, an art exhibition of posters, a festival, Jean Renoir’s classic film The Rules of the Game, and Maggi brand soup stock.

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Shot of the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens.

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Arc de Triomphe

It was commissioned by Napoleon in 1806 to mark his victory at the Battle of Austerlitz.

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The Neoclassic structure has a height of 164ft. and took 30 years to complete.

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Bastille Day Military Parade, held each year on the morning of July 14.

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The parade passing down the Champs-Elysées heading towards the Place de la Concorde.

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Place de la Concorde, with the Luxor Obelisk (a gift from Egypt to France) standing between the two Fontaines de la Concorde.

In the far background stands the Hotel Crillon (on the left) and the Ministry of the Navy (on the right).

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The upscale Place Vendôme, home to the Hôtel Ritz Paris, where Coco Chanel lived at the time.

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The Eiffel Tower of course.

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Night shot of the clubs in Monmartre.

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