Bonne Année! New Year + Fresh Start!

Happy New Year! I hope that 2022 is treating you well (as can be in the plague times)!

I’m pleased to announce the Paris Gone By website is undergoing a refresh and relaunch for the new year! 😄

A new year is an opportunity for a new beginning And that includes giving PGB a renewed chance to be your home for Parisian History!

Thankfully the relaunch isn’t this complicated!

What’s Coming Soon?

In the first quarter of 2022, here’s what I have planned:

  • Finish up the site refresh. You may have noticed things look a little bit different around here! The biggest upcoming changes are the addition of privacy and cookie policies (compliance comes for us all) and some updates to the Resources section.
  • More Articles. New articles are coming soon. I can’t just leave you hanging on Chapter 2 of A Moveable Feast! I also have some fun new research and ideas to share, plus updates on Notre Dame and other important historic sites in the City of Light.
  • Newsletter relaunch. Watch your inbox for regular missives from PGB. Not signed up yet? You can sign up here!

These are just the start! Once things are back to fully operational, there will be more exciting news to come!

There will be one other big change going forward: less focus on the ever-evolving travel situation in France. It’s as unpredictable as fashion trends and equally time-consuming to follow. It also takes away from our exploration of Paris’s past! Instead, the Resources section will have a list of the best places to stay up-to-date. Of course, any big, permanent changes to the travel process will be duly reported on the blog.

I look forward to sharing Parisian history with you this year. Please let me know what you think of the changes so far and what you would like to see on the blog in the comments below!

Merci and à bientôt!


Image Credits

Eiffel Tower Construction Header Image: Tour Eiffel : Montage des poutres horizontales sur l’échafaudage du milieu ( 20 mars 1888), “Construction tour eiffel3.JPG”. Wikimedia Commons, uploaded by Cropbot. Original found in “La tour de trois cents mètres.” by Gustav Eiffel, The Bibliothèque nationale de France, Gallica collection, public domain.
Eiffel Tower Blue Print: “Tour Eiffel Arbalétrières et treillis pour le calcul de l’ossature.JPG.” Wikimedia Commons, uploaded by Kuxu76.

Originals for both found in “La tour de trois cents mètres.” by Gustav Eiffel, The Bibliothèque nationale de France, Gallica collection, public domain. Photo Link / Blue Print Link.

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