Paris is probably the photographed city in the world, thanks largely to the fact it's remained so photogenic over the years.
But some images stand the test of time more than others.
Whether it's elephants being walked calmly through the streets, or sunbathers floating on beds on the River Seine, the incredible images made available to The Local by the photo agency Roger-Viollet, offer a unique peek back into the past.
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Lovers of Paris can purchase their own copies of all the images via the site www.parisenimages.fr/en which stocks around 120,000 photographs of Paris.