Look back over 150 years of aeronautical feats and inventions with Frédéric Borel’s book “Paris à la conquête du ciel” (Paris conquering the skies).
From balloons to airplanes, the Parisian countryside was the setting for a record-breaking series of adventures to conquer the sky with aerostats, dirigibles and then airplanes. It was also in Paris that Santos-Dumont became the city’s idol by landing his dirigible in front of his home, on the Champs-Elysées, at the beginning of the 20th century.
Frédéric Borel, a physics professor, transports us to a daring and adventurous Paris before the age of commercial flight, which greatly influenced the history of aviation and where the motto was “ever higher, ever faster, ever further.”
Paris à la conquête du ciel, Editions Parigramme, ISBN: 2840969920, 224 pages