France (1830-1848)


Upon his becoming king in 1830, Louis Philippe, Duc d’Orléans (the “citizen-king”) asked Casimir Delavigne to write a new anthem, to replace the popular “La Marseillaise” used by the republicans. “La Parisienne” was the result and was the official anthem during Louis Philippe’s reign.

Special thanks to: “Erwan” for the lyrics and some of this information.