Sure, Haussmann is universally credited with fulfilling Napolean III’s dream of a “revolution proof” Paris in the 1860’s, creating a modern city designed to replace the dark, dirty medieval one. Yes, he also designed the city’s new sewage system which relieved the population of disease epidemics.  Fine, he brought order through uniformity.  But what about the architects and sculptors who created the beautiful structures that make Paris, well, Paris?  Who were they? Architect Achille Champy and sculptor Henri Depois de Folleville… Read more »