This book captures every aspect of Paris and its inhabitants: urban acrobats take to the streets, a sandaled nun crosses the capital on a city bike, extravagant partygoers strike memorable silhouettes during gay pride, children frolic in city fountains on a steamy summer day, and aging friends enjoy an aperitif at Les Deux Magots. The Parisian landscape is illuminated through photographs of the snow-covered Canal Saint-Martin at night, the Ferris wheel at the Place de la Concorde, a balloon launch at the July Column, and a Bastille Day aerial parade of military planes leaving ribbons of blue, white, and red smoke in their wake. Rare glimpses behind the scenes include a table set for intimate dining in the Salon des Ambassadeurs at the presidential Élysée Palace, the empty stage at the Opéra Comique, and a taxidermist at work at the natural history museum.
- Author: Nicolas Gilbert
- Type: Hard cover
- Pages: 330
- Publisher: Flammarion
- Dimensions: 9.8 x 1.3 x 9 inches