Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Paris Top 10

I love Paris. So very lucky I go there every month as part of my Publicis Groupe duties - what a hardship. One of the things I love most about this city is its beautiful light. Here are 10 spots with great light to guarantee great photos. (Brian Joseph, this is for you). Thanks Peter Christian Christensen.

Palais de Tokyo
13 Avenue du President-Wilson, 75016
A terracotta-colored museum that is great for shooting on a grey day. When you’re done, drink at Tokyo Eat inside.

Marche Les Enfants Rouges
Rue Bretagne, 75003
I take some of my best shots in the streets near where I live, and then enjoy a drink and a snack at Café Charlot.

Under the Pont Alexandre III
Port de Champs Elysee, 75008
Try a drink at the Showcase nightclub.

Top of Beaubourg from Terasse
6th floor centre, George Pompidou, Rue Renard, 75001
Trust me, Restaurant Georges is the place to go for a quiet refreshing drink.

17 Place du Trocadero, 75016
A great mix of classic types and skaters. Drink outside at Café de l’Homme.

Side Street from Musee du quai Branly
Another terrific angle of the Eiffel Tower - it is Paris after all. Get a drink at Les Ombres at the Jean Nouvel musee.

Canal Saint-Martin
For a nice and a very un-Paris look, this place is perfect. You can get a drink or a coffee at Café Ephemere.

Pont Neuf
Totally Paris and a great look for pictures. Get a drink at Kong restaurant and bar.

Rue de Irlan
Behind Pantheon, 75005
This is one of those very small, but very French streets. Drink at the corner café, next to the church.

Rue Oberkampf
If you’re wanting a picture of a rough Paris street, this is the place to go. Follow it with a drink at Café Charbon.