The '''Congress of Paris''' was a diplomatic held in [[Paris]], France, in 1856,<ref name=Britannica>"Paris, Treaty of(1856)". The New Encyclopaedia Britannica. Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. Volume 9. 15th ed. pp. 153-154. 2007.</ref> between representatives of the great powers in Europe to make peace after the almost three-year-long [[Crimean War]].
== Before the Congress ==