The Aveyronnais in Paris- inventors of the
The saga of Aveyronnais of Paris
This is one of the Paris's communities the most rooted in the capital. Its members are more Parisians than most Parisians. They have their roots in a history that began 150 years ago when the first Aveyronnais like other Auvergne went in Paris to search for a job.
But hard work and strength of purpose were not enough to provide for the needs of the increasing population, and they were no longer able to feed so many mouths on the farms. Such hard times can leave their mark on generations, and the typically conservative, deeply traditional nature of the Aveyronnais can be traced back to the time when they were obliged to throw their bags over the shoulder and go up to Paris because of the local demographic situation. From 1850 on, what had often been a temporary departure now became permanent emigration. And the destination was nearly always Paris.