The history of Paris can be traced back to the 3rd century BC when it was first named Lutetia. The first inhabitants of the city, the Parisii, were a tribe from Gaul (which was a region of Western Europe). The site was originally settled as it was a strategic crossing point to the north of Gaul and for trade on the Seine River. The Parisii were later overrun by troops sent by Julius Caesar in in 52 BC.

Lutetia was later known as a garrison in the 4th century as troops were fighting the Barbarians from the frontiers of Gaul. It was during this time that the city moved to Île de la Cité, fortified, and renamed Paris. Today, Île de la Cité remains one of the two natural islands in the Seine.

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Julie and John spent their honeymoon touring Europe where they picked up this postcard for me. Unfortunately, they were only in Paris for a day and didn’t have a stamp – so they mailed it when they returned.

The Facts:
Other Party: Julie O
Card Number: 0216
Average Color: 7C7577
Date Sent: July 5, 2016
Date Received: July 7, 2016
Sender Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Receiver Location: Madison, WI
Distance Traveled: 138 Miles
Average Speed: 69 Miles Per Day