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There are so many things one could write about the romantic ballets of Paris during the 19th century. If I tried to include everything, an overwhelming number of pages would be necessary. Instead, I will present the highlights as I came upon them reading through various books and web sites.

I list only the major influences of the time period. There are many important occurances I have been forced to omit, such as the opera house burning down in 1873 and re-opening in 1876, or the importance of many ballets during the 19th century.

The presentation is divided into three sections: Golden years, Close of Golden years, and Second Empire.