January 23, 2018

The Art Nouveau design movement appeared towards the end of the 19th century and covers the period spanning roughly from 1890 to 1910. It began with the Arts & Crafts movement in England and spread throughout Europe and the United States with each country having its ow...

January 1, 2018

The Art Deco design movement originated in Europe in the early teens of the twentieth century and had its heyday from 1925 to 1939. It takes its name from the “Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes” held in Paris in 1925 where it was fir...

November 30, 2017

The most famous stairs in Paris are undoubtedly the stairs at Rue Foyatier in Montmartre immortalized in the famous black & white photo taken by Brassaï in 1936. Although Montmartre certainly has the most stairs per square metre in Paris, there are similar stairs dotte...

November 29, 2017

When looking for a location with a view of the Eiffel Tower, the iconic location that immediately comes to mind is the Trocadéro with its bird’s eye view of the Eiffel Tower from the Parvis des Droits de l’Homme. However, not only is it crowded with tourists, it is als...

November 17, 2017

There are 37 bridges spanning the River Seine, some quite ordinary, but many, particularly in the heart of Paris, provide a stunning platform from which to film or shoot some of Paris’ most iconic monuments. Shooting on the bridges themselves is subject to a street per...

October 18, 2015

One of the most charming and romantic métro stations in Paris is the poetically named « Le Kiosque des Noctambules » (The Night Owls Stand). It was designed by the French sculptor, Jean-Michel Othoniel, and was commissioned by the RATP in the year 2000 to mark the cent...

October 3, 2015

This modern school building located 30 minutes outside of Paris opened its doors in September 2014. It is accessible 24/7 all year round.

Its brightly coloured balconies would provide a graphic backdrop for a fashion shoot for example, while the other areas (canteen, co...

September 24, 2015

At the beginning of July, I visited a Leisure Base located 30 minutes to the west of Paris. It boasts several types of natural décors including wooded areas, open spaces, fields, lakes, marshland as well as a 5,000m2 sandy beach together with a network of roads that ca...

September 24, 2015

Designed by American architect Frank Gehry, the Louis Vuitton Foundation was built in the Bois de Boulogne in the west of Paris between 2006 and 2014. Giving the illusion of movement, this spectacular construction has been described as a glass vessel sailing towards Pa...

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