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Main article: History of Paris
Roman bath beneath the Latin Quarter

The earliest archaeological signs of permanent habitation in the Paris area data from around 4200 BC.[18] The Parisii, a sub-tribe of the Celtic Senones, inhabited the area near the river Seine from around 250 BC[19]. The Romans conquered the Paris basin in 52 BC,[18] with a permanent settlement da the end of the same century on the Left Bank Sainte Geneviève collina and the Île de la Cité. The Gallo-Roman town was originally called Lutetia, but later Gallicised to Lutèce. It expanded greatly over the following...
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