Sunday, September 24th – 12:30-13:30 (EST)
Every city begins with a single street, the backbone upon which an entire urban body grows. For the City of Light, that street is Rue Saint-Jacques in the Latin Quarter. Join veteran Paris writer Jeffrey T Iverson on a two-part virtual tour of the oldest street in Paris. Part I unveils this walkway’s forgotten history – from its birth as the cardo maximus of Roman Lutèce to its transformation in the Middle Ages into the intellectual and printing hub of Europe – exploring ancient maps and landmarks along the way. As there is so much to cover, we are offering this event in two episodes, so make sure to also sign up for Part II, where we’ll meet the shopkeepers, bakers, pastry chefs and restaurateurs who are keeping the spirit of Rue Saint-Jacques alive after 2000 years (plus all the addresses to add to your little black book).