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The shaping of a city

ORLÉANS IN THE ANTIQUE PERIOD

From the oppidum of the Carnutes to Gallo-Roman urbanism...

BUILDING THE ENCLOSURES

In the 4th century, Aurelianis built its first masonry enclosure, undoubtedly linked to the town's accession to the rank of chief town and the presence of a bishop. The enclosure was extended three times between the 14th and 15th centuries.

EMBELLISHMENTS IN THE 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES

Ideas for embellishment and health awareness were central to urban planning from the 18th to the middle of the 19th century.

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CONTEMPORARY ORLEANS

For its post-war reconstruction, the city renewed with the 18th century and in the suburbs and neighbouring communes industrial zones began to develop.