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Paris 3D illuminates 2000 years in the City of Lights [video]

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Who wouldn’t love to take a quick trip to Paris, but what if you could have 2000 years of Parisian history at your fingertips?

Now you can, thanks to Dassault Systèmes’ interactive model called Paris 3D, which transports lovers of history and this beautiful city into any time period from the Roman conquest to the 1889 World’s Fair to find your own Midnight in Paris moment in time.

“This is the first time we have a digital model of Paris, and this virtual model is a big advantage over what we’d had in the past,” says Mehdi Tayoubi, VP of design and experimental strategy at Dassault Systèmes, told Mashable. “It can be adapted as archeologists make new discoveries. It’s a kind of living world; we’re going to add other monuments, make other representations.”

And all without a smidgen of jet lag.

Full story at Paris 3D via Mashable.

Rediscover Paris.

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