This was the final action in the Franco-Prussian War, which ended with the defeat of France and the proclamation of William I as emperor of the German Empire. Paris sustained more damage in the siege than in any other conflict.
Which building on the Île de la Cité in Paris took 300 years to build from 1163, and was one of the first to have flying buttresses?
What is the name for the period of French history from 2 December 1852 (when Napoleon III became Emperor) to 4 September 1870 (when the Third Republic was set up after the Battle of Sedan)?
In 1961 in Paris, the French police attacked a peaceful but illegal demonstration of around 30,000 people, killing between 40 and 200, who were protesting about what?