Watch the Fascinating Evolution of One Paris Building Over 750 Years

Imagine that you could fix yourself to one spot on the earth for hundreds of years. What would you see? Now imagine that one spot was in Paris, France. You’d pass through the procession of the Knights Templar in 1270, the slaughter of Protestants during the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, the storming of the Bastille. You’d experience firsthand the Haussmann-ization of the city, just before the communitarian spirit of the Paris Commune overtook you. In the 20th century, you might find yourself amid the student riots of 1968…

In his new graphic novel, Vincent Mahé recreates this experience by telling the story of a single building over the course of eight centuries. Here is a selection from 750 Years in Paris.