• Short Summary

    All aspects of the Parisian life are covered in this travelogue - from food markets to river cruises.

  • Description

    Paris, France.

    Various shots of neon signs, including the famous Moulin Rouge Windmill. L/S of an 'Pan American' airliner taxiing on a runway. C/U of a man in a pilot's uniform watching the plane land. Low angle shot of people coming down the steps of the plane.

    Point of view shot from inside a car driving by the River Seine, in the distance is the Eiffel Tower. Various shots following a young couple in a small car as they drive around Paris, they drive under the Eiffel Tower. Low angle panning shot of the tower. Point of view shot looking out from a lift going up the tower. Various panoramic views of Paris from the tower from the couples' point of view.

    L/S of Sacre Coeur. M/S of an artist in Montmartre painting the Sacre Coeur. Various shots of a woman having her portrait done in the Place de Tertre. Various shots of artists at work. A fashion model is seen being photographed in the Place.

    L/S of the Opera. Various shots of antiquated green buses on the Paris streets. Point of view shots looking out from the back of a bus. Various shots of Les Halles, a food market - meat and vegetables are seen being bought. Various shots of tourists wandering along the Left Bank buying books and prints, occasional glimpses of Notre Dame cathedral.

    Various shots of exotic birds in cages being sold on a market. Various C/Us of cordon bleu dishes being served in a posh restaurant; wine is seen being poured, meat is seen being fried. Various shots of the couple drinking outside a cafe. The couple get back into their car and are seen driving around Le Place de la Concorde. Various shots of the couple driving down the leafy Bois de Boulogne, the car has to stop to allow a miniature train to cross the road.

    Various shots of the race course at Longchamp. A jockey on a horse is seen trotting past the spectator stands. Various shots of the gentile spectators there for the prestigious Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe. L/S of English race horse, 'Sea Bird the Second', winning the race.

    Panning shot of a small version of the Statue of Liberty. Various shots of an 'aquabus' full of tourists going down the Seine, nice views of bridges. Various shots of Notre Dame, fantastic views of the Seine from the top of the cathedral, with gargoyles in the foreground. Panning shot of stained glass windows inside cathedral. More shots of the "naughty night lights" off the red light district.

    Notes: cuts exist - please refer to separate record.

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    Film ID:
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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    4K at Filmfinity
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:53:00 / 01:55:50:00
    CP 573

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    these travelogues are really excellent,shame their not available on dvd like those "look at life shorts" shown in cinemas at the same time as these pathe pictorials!
    released by networkdvd uk

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  2. Unknown user says

    "young couple in a small car" - the car referred to is an MG 1100.

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