Asked in France
What was the time span of the old regime in France?
February 26, 2012 6:11PM
For the French, " l'ancien rÃ©gime " starts at the Renaissance and ends at the French revolution. The usual markers are then 1492 (discovery of America, marking the beginning of the renaissance period) and 1789 (beginning of the French revolution), hence a time span of just under 300 years.