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Cybermen in France

Cybermen in Paris. (TV: Army of Ghosts)

Paris was the capital of France. The Fourth Doctor considered it "the only place in the universe where one can relax entirely". (TV: City of Death) The Twelfth Doctor described Paris as a city with "an art gallery on every street and a cafe on every corner". (COMIC: Gallery)

Along with Poosh, it was one of the two places the Tenth Doctor would consider retiring to. (PROSE: The Vampire of Paris)

History Edit

16th century Edit

While the First Doctor went off to meet Paris resident Charles Preslin, Steven Taylor ended up stranded in Paris in 1572 before the St Bartholomew's Day massacre. (TV: The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve)

18th century Edit

At some point, the Doctor learned to cook in 18th century Paris. (TV: The Lodger)

The Sixth Doctor and Peri Brown visited pre-revolutionary Paris. As they left they were pulled in a time bubble. The Doctor later told Peri that some of the people they met would be beheaded a few years later. (AUDIO: Prime Winner)

Separated from his TARDIS, the First Doctor and his companions Susan Foreman, Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright got caught up in the French Revolution in Paris in July 1794. (TV: The Reign of Terror)

In the 18th century, the Theatre des Vampires was located in Paris. (PROSE: Possum Kingdom)

19th century Edit

The Doctor met Edward VII in Paris in the 19th century. (TV: Inferno)

In 1858, the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond visited Paris. (COMIC: The Screams of Death)

In 1879, Rose-the-Cat piloted the TARDIS to Paris and found a mouse. (COMIC: A Rose by Any Other Name)

In the 1880s, the Third Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith arrived with the Apache chief War Eagle, having earlier mistakenly arrived in Paris, New Mexico in the United States. (COMIC: Perils of Paris)

In April 1890, the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones accompanied Pierre Bruyère aboard his balloon on his expedition to the Arctic. However, the timelines had been manipulated by a "mysterious monster" and many versions of Bruyère had been frozen in alternate universes. The Doctor had no choice but to rewrite the timeline and free all versions of Bruyère and his companions. In the new timeline, Bruyère became a baker in his family's bakery in Paris. (PROSE: The Frozen Wastes)

20th century Edit

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The Twelfth Doctor in the Galerie d'Art de Parisiennes. (COMIC: Gallery)

In the spring of 1909, the Twelfth Doctor visited Paris to attend the grand reopening of the Galerie d'Art de Parisiennes. He discovered an alien that was trying to drain the life of guests at the reopening. The Doctor saved the day by trapping the alien in a painting. (COMIC: Gallery)

In 1921, the Eighth Doctor and Liv Chenka visited Paris. (AUDIO: The Monster of Montmartre)

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Reapers attack the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors. (COMIC: Four Doctors)

In 1923, the Ninth Doctor took Rose Tyler to a Parisian cafe, the Tenth Doctor visited Paris to dispose of a Cyberman helmet, the Eleventh visited Paris to purchase comics and the Twelfth Doctor was brought to Paris when Clara Oswald piloted the TARDIS. The Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors encountered each other, Gabby Gonzalez prevented them from summoning Reapers and told them about the Voord Leader's plans. (COMIC: Four Doctors)

During the Second World War, Paris was occupied by the Nazis. The Third Doctor aided a group of the French Resistance foil the Germans' plans to invade Britain. (COMIC: Who is the Stranger) The Twelfth Doctor and Clara visited Paris following its liberation in 1944, where they thwarted a plan by the Darapok Empire to brainwash humanity into destroying itself by destroying their transmitter on the Eiffel Tower, and then frightening them off. (COMIC: Trust)

The First Doctor shared a drink with John Lucarotti in a Parisian inn. (PROSE: The Meeting)

The first case outside England of the Silurian virus from Wenley Moor was reported in Paris. Thankfully, it was at that time the Third Doctor developed an antidote for the virus, which was soon used to stop the pandemic. (TV: Doctor Who and the Silurians)


The Fourth Doctor and Romana II in the Louvre. (TV: City of Death)

The Louvre, one of the best art galleries in the universe, was located in Paris and in it was the only known copy of the Mona Lisa (though Scaroth of the Jagaroth had had more commissioned). It was noted for the location of the Eiffel Tower, a well-known landmark of the country, created by Gustave Eiffel in 1889. (TV: City of Death)

When asked about her holiday experiences, Donna Noble said that she had once visited Paris with school. (COMIC: The Widow's Curse)

By 1997, Paris had its own branch of UNIT called NUIT. (PROSE: The Dying Days)

21st century Edit

During the first seconds of 1 January 2000, Paris, along with the rest of the world, was nearly destroyed by the Eye of Harmony. (TV: Doctor Who)

A mime was acting in Paris at the turn of the millennium, transporting passers-by through time and space, to a series of underground catacombs, where a Minotaur was held, allowing those taken captive to go free if they could correctly answer his riddle. (COMIC: The Forgotten)

In 2007, when Cybermen from Pete's World invaded N-Space, appearing all over Earth, an army of Cybermen appeared in Paris. (TV: Army of Ghosts)

In 2008, when the Rift Manipulator caused temporal incursions on a global scale, there were fears of a guillotine appearance in Paris. (TV: End of Days)

Paris was one of ten major cities across the world, all of which had underground railways, where Coldfire Construction built a reactor within a period of 18 months as part of a plot by the Slitheen to drain the Sun's energy, operated by at least one Slitheen disguised using a skin suit made from a local. At somepoint in 2008, after Sarah Jane Smith foiled the Slitheen with the help of her friends at Park Vale Comprehensive School at Ealing in London, she contacted UNIT so they would clear up the Coldfire sites. (TV: Revenge of the Slitheen)

In 2010, the Eleventh Doctor brought Vincent van Gogh to the Musée d'Orsay in order to show him how appreciated his work would become. (TV: Vincent and the Doctor)

After a wave of Shakri cubes arrived on Earth in the first half of the 21st century, hundreds of them could be seen in Paris by the Eiffel Tower. (TV: The Power of Three)

Paris was among the world's major cities where forces of flying Cybermen emerged led by Missy. Taking to the skies, they created a cloud of cyber-pollen above the city. These pollen clouds would then rain upon the graves, recruiting the dead of the Earth into a new Cyberman army. When control of the Cyberman army went to the hands of the recently converted Danny Pink, he ordered all Cybermen to return to the skies and self-destruct, taking the pollen clouds with them in their combined explosions. (TV: Death in Heaven)

In 2086, the Ice Warriors of Mars propelled an asteroid towards Earth and it crashed into Paris, completely destroying the city. This event marked the beginning of the Thousand Day War between humans and Ice Warriors. (PROSE: Transit)

Later history Edit

By the late 22nd century, the Paris crater was a tourist attraction. (PROSE: Fear Itself)

When humans arrived on Venus, Paris had a namesake in the shape of the colony world New Paris. (COMIC: Invasion of the Daleks)

In 2254, Paris was among the major cities where bases were set up by the Daleks, intending to turn Earth into a Dalek production planet, in their attempted invasion which was foiled by the Seventh Doctor. (GAME: Dalek Attack)

Due to its cold climate and northern latitude, the Ice Warriors sent their Seed Pods here to create an atmosphere lethal to humans, but which the Ice Warriors could thrive in. This was foiled when the Second Doctor used the Weather Control Unit to destroy the pods with rain. (TV: The Seeds of Death)

References Edit

When Victoria Waterfield was kidnapped by the Daleks, Edward Waterfield lied about her whereabouts to Arthur Terrall, saying that Victoria was in Paris. (TV: The Evil of the Daleks)

Clara Oswald had a travel guide to Paris in her collection. (TV: Dark Water)

Behind the scenes Edit

City of Death was filmed in Paris in 1979, marking the first time that shooting for Doctor Who had occurred outside the United Kingdom. Ironically, at that time France was one of the few European countries that had yet to import the series.

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