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Only since 508 when Clovis established the Kingdom of the Franks. In Roman times the chief city of Gaul was Lugdunum (Lyon).

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Paris has been the capital of France since 508 A.D. Clovis was King of the Franks at the time. During the roman times, Lyon was the capital of France, then named the Gaul.

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Paris became Frances capital in 506-508 and again in the 11 hundreds

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