Paris was founded in 53 B.C. by the Roman Empire. Since the Roman Empire did not last forever, so France got control. Then in 508 A.C. it became the capital. France started to build stuff like the Notre Damn de Paris and Philippe started the wall's of the Louvre. In the 13th century the population was 200,000. Also, it was the richest city in the west. Lots of thing happen in France like France having a new flag, not being a monarchy, and more.