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Located on Dickson Street in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas, French Metro Antiques is a mecca for those who have an appreciation for beauty, quality, and authenticity.  We travel to France two times a year to personally select each accessory and piece of furniture that arrives at our door.

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Napoleon III and the City of Light

November 17, 2018

When we think of Paris today, we imagine long boulevards, five story tall buildings with iron balconies, and grand parks. But Paris was not always such. Before Napoleon III came to power in 1848, Paris was still largely the medieval city it had always been for the past few centuries. Center of Paris before 1848 It was a congested city mired in filth, and rife with disease and unrest. The center of the city was a bed rock of discontent. It had seen seven armed uprisings alone during the reign of Napoleon III’s predecessor, Louis Philippe, from 1830 to 1848. Parisian street before renovations Napoleon III was elected president of the newly formed republic in 1848, in large part due...

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