Paris Streets: Pre & Post Haussmann

The first map is prior to Haussmann’s renovation. As one can see the layout is, for the most part, chaotic and unplanned. The second map is modern day Paris, which is much more orderly (the main boulevards constructed by Haussmann are laid out in red). Haussmann brought symmetry to the city. The new roads were laid out east to west, north to south with diagonal connections.

Pre Haussmann

Pre Haussmann

Post Haussmann

Post Haussmann