At the beginning of the 1960s, the population of Paris was over 7 million. The city was going through a period of transformation and development. The city and country were still recovering from the destruction of World War II.
In May 1968, Paris was rocked by a significant student uprising, university buildings were occupied, and a general strike closed down much of Paris on 13 May, which later extended throughout the nation and led to strikes and protests. Over 10 million French workers went on strike, which brought the economy to a virtual halt.
These fascinating photos show what Paris looked like in the 1960s. Also check, Paris in the 1950s.