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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Haussmann, Baron Georges Eugène 1809-1891. French public official who planned and oversaw numerous municipal improvements to Paris during the tenure of Napoleon III.

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Examples

  • Modern Paris has been utterly remade and the labyrinthine streets I wanted to see were largely knocked down in Haussmann's redesign of Paris in the middle of the nineteenth century.

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  • The name Haussmann recalled the Second Empire, and he ransacked his memory for anecdotes.

    Evelyn Innes

  • [12] There is something not inappropriate, in the printed letters in present use in France, to the 'Haussmann' style of street architecture; some inscriptions over warehouses and shops could scarcely indeed be improved.

    Normandy Picturesque

  • Haussmann, near Arc de Triomphe, take métro to Etoile, great art museum and mansion, wonderful lunch room

    What to Do in Paris / Que faire a Paris? - French Word-A-Day

  • Best private house is Musee Jacquemart Andre open 7 days on Bvd Haussmann.

    What to Do in Paris / Que faire a Paris? - French Word-A-Day

  • In the 19th century it became the public tree of choice in many European capitals—first in London, then Paris it was Haussmann's favorite, later Rome.

    The Roman Roots of Gotham's London Plane

  • Le Figaro has some great photos of Paris before and after Haussmann, the uber city planner, rebuilt the city.

    Paris avant et après Haussmann

  • Haussmann, 8th arrondissement; 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily; from €9 per person; +33 01 4562 1159; www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com .

    The Most Agreeable Hour

  • The glittering surfaces of Haussmann's Paris are scratched and scrunched up into something far more elemental in "Paris Metro Tales," a collection of 22 short stories some fiction, some true by French authors, the settings of which can all be reached via the Paris subway system.

    Sentimental Journeys

  • "In doing so Haussmann transformed the medieval city into a modern nineteenth-century bourgeois city filled with parks and magnificent vistas," writes Ms. Caro.

    Sentimental Journeys

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