The earliest archaeological signs of permanent settlements in the Paris area date from around 4200 BC.
The Parisii, a sub-tribe of the Celtic Senones, inhabited the area near the river Seine from around 250 BC.
The Romans conquered the Paris basin in 52 BC, with a permanent settlement by the end of the same century
on the Left Bank Sainte Geneviève Hill 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 centuries, becoming a prosperous city with a forum,
palaces, baths, temples, theatres, and an amphitheatre.
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