3D technology has allowed a group of historians and scientists to reconstruct Paris from the small village of Lutèce, origin of the city, until the lifting of the Eiffel Tower in the 19th century.

Tourists visiting these days Paris can get an idea of how was the mythical 'city of light' 5,000 years ago and has evolved to become one of the most visited cities today. A group of historians and scientists have joined forces to rebuild what was the small village of Lutèce, origin of the city, until the lifting of the Eiffel Tower in the 19th century. Through 9 giant screens installed around the Hotel of Villese, forming an arc of 180 degrees you can also visit 10 of the most important monuments of the French capital.

The project name 'Paris 3D Saga', it has been made by the company Dassault Systèmescreator of the CATIA, CAD software of industrial design used by aviation and automotive worldwide. The immersive experience shows the French city throughout its history, from the first inhabitants to the present day, in 3D models that recreate from the Roman conquest in 52 BC until our time. Architecture, history, ecology, Urbanism and geography are mixed in an intense journey through the French history and evolution of this special megalopolis.

Through an iPad app, users can explore the model and enjoy the scenery and the knowledge they acquire with the explanations of the presentations. In addition, some archaeologists and historians pointed out that you can use this model to investigate in these disciplines, because the design and Assembly is based entirely on historical drawings. The project belongs to another called Giza 3D and functions as a continuation of the same, also created by Dassault Systems. In addition to the tour, 'Paris 3D Saga' will work as augmented reality of several history books and novels who plan to launch in the near future.


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By • 8 Oct, 2012
• Section: infrastructures, Projection, Augmented reality, Simulation