Merseyside high street that ‘inspired’ classic Parisian streets.
For years, rumors tying a Merseyside hamlet to Parisian streets have circulated.
The deep-rooted connection between Southport’s ancient high street and certain of Paris’s streets is claimed to date back almost 200 years.
It is believed that in 1838, while France was still rebuilding after the 1789 revolution and the destructive Napoleonic era, a young prince who had been politically banished to England went on a seashore vacation.
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Cherles-Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon’s nephew, came to Merseyside from London. At the time, the town was a high-end bathing resort for the upper crust.