Paris is probably the most photographed city in the world, thanks largely to the fact it's remained so photogenic over the years. You might think you've seen every possible photo of Paris but this selection of old images from the City of Light will leave you thinking "was that really in Paris?" 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. Lovers of Paris can purchase their own copies of all the images via the site Paris En Images, which stocks around 120,000 photographs of Paris.
Photos by www.parisenimages.fr/en