The rue Mouffetard, which winds its way down from the place de la Contrescarpe, dates back to the 13th century, and was the main Roman road leading from Paris to Italy. Until the 17th century, much of Paris looked like this: streets were very narrow and houses close together. Louis the XIV was responsible for the first grands boulevards.
Pensez à une grande ville près de chez vous. Décrivez son plan. Est-ce qu’il y a un centre-ville? Comment sont les rues de la ville? Grandes ou étroites?