A socio-political-historical guide to Paris since 1830. It shows the people who have ‘made a difference’ in France and internationally on and for the Left — and where they lived and acted.


Paris is the spiritual and material home of nearly every variation of socialist, communist, anarchist, cooperative, feminist, trade unionist, human rights and environmentalist thought. If Left thought and action didn’t originate in Paris it was certainly influenced by it.

This website, which is a work in progress, hopes to highlight who they were and a guide to where they lived, loved, organised and agitated. It also tries to explain the politics and events they lived through.