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Andrew Trout

Morning, Winter Sunshine, Frost, the Pont-Neuf, the Seine, the Louvre, Soleil D'hiver, by Camille Pissarro, 1901.

In the seventeenth century, writes Andrew Trout, the river was a main artery for Parisian supplies, and over its use arose many complex city disputes.

The royal splendour of Versailles, writes Andrew Trout, was matched by the parades and fireworks of the capital.