French 5: Haussmann, la création du Paris d'aujourd'hui

Course Dates: 03/03/22 - 17/03/22
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Online
La ville de Paris telle que nous la connaissons et aimons aujourd’hui est en grande partie l’oeuvre du Baron Haussmann. Comment s’est construite cette ville ?, Pourquoi fallait-il la moderniser ? En quoi des préoccupation d’urbanisme (planning) mais aussi sociales et esthétiques lui ont donné son caractère d’ aujourd’hui.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £36.00

Course Code: LFW70

Thu, day, 03 Mar - 17 Mar '22

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

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What is the course about?

In these 3 sessions, we will look at why Haussmann and Napoléon III decided to transform Paris, how they did it and with which result.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- Paris had always evolved but Haussmann will transform it.
- Destroying entire districts, building others, piercing wide boulevards and opening perspectives.
- The birth of a city not only easy to navigate but also enjoyable to live in and look at.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- speak about the birth of the modern Paris
- understand the importance of planning, architecture and perspective
- analyse a new “ art de vivre”.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You should have an advanced level or near advanced level of French (level 4 or 5), as the class will be delivered in French. Some additional documents will be available in English.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This is a lecture, and is therefore tutor-led. You will also learn by
looking at plans and pictures of Paris, watching some movies ‘extracts.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Any French 4 or 5 course. Please consult our website to find out about other French workshops.

Frédéric Fournier

Frederic was born in a small village in Provence and goes back there every summer to meet his family and friends. However, aged 20, he moved to Paris and feels a bit like a "parisien". In Paris he followed courses at the Sorbonne University studiying " les humanités " ( Philosophy, psychologie and linguistic) and worked for some years as a journalist. He didn't like that job having to compromise too often with editorial and corporate lines. Frederic went on delivering courses and teaching material in refugees camps in south east Asia. There he discovered in education the human touch he missed in journalism. Back in Europe he took several teaching positions first in France then in London involving French as a foreign language and French for business with Westmister, City and Birkbeck Universities. His teaching is focused around his students' needs. For the last ten years Frederic has been delivering lectures and workshops at citylit around historical and cultural subjects such as " Versailles, Le métro de Paris, la Révolution Francaise, Napoléon, la colonisation et la décolonisation, Ch. De Gaulle ( The stateman, not the airport ) and others.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.