The Crimes of Paris: A True Story of Murder, Theft, and Detection
Paris is known as being one of the most romantic cities in the world, yet few people know just ho much of a dark history this city truly has. Paris was once on of the most dangerous and disgusting cities in the world.
There was no plumbing system and sewage would run thought the streets infesting the water supply. There were public beheadings daily and the street reeked of decay. This book with tell you of murder, torture and crime like you’ve never could have imagined.
Seven Ages of Paris: Portrait of a City
The Seven Ages of Paris is another book we love and is a must read before your travels plans to Paris. Full of interesting and entreating stories that you won't find in any text book. Such as the the name of trash can in french is poubelle named after the city official that enforced them thought the city. Paris was almost wiped out when Gangus Khan had his eyes on the city, only to change his mind at the last seconde when he heard that the women of Paris we not very attractive and choose to raid another village instead. The first hot air ballon ride took place in the Tulleries garden when Paris was under siege for 4 months by the Prussians. All captivating stories and more can be found in gem of book!
Paris is naturally considered a romantic city. Being in the city and watching how different things unfold along the streets naturally makes your visit romantic. The city houses a gorgeous setting of exciting scenic bridges and historic monuments that will definitely ignite a desire to keep visiting the city at all times. Below is a list of basic things to do in Paris for couples.
Take her for High tea at the Ritz
Consider taking her for High tea in one of the posh settings in Paris. The best destination should be surrounded with priceless antiques, sparkling crystal and polished silver. At Ritz, you will be served gourmet tea or thick hot chocolate together with tiny sandwiches, delectable pastries and scones. It is also the perfect destination where you will get an opportunity to steal a few kisses from her without interference from the polite staff.
Consider taking her to a crowded bistro
You can take her to a crowded bistro and assume that you are the only couple around. Popular destinations to visit include the Le Bistrot Paul-Bert and the Fish, La Boissonerie.
Bring her for Champagne at Flute
Flute is a tiny venue with a naughty feel just off de l’Etoile. You can enjoy your champagne cocktail on the red velour banquette or have a more intimate time on the quiet alcove upstairs. These services are offered at reasonable prices and those visiting on Tuesday from (5-8pm) have an opportunity to get two drinks at the price of one. Apart from the dozens of champagne and gourmet appetizers served, you can dance with her in the live jazz that is available every Wednesday night.
Walk her around at the Luxembourg Gardens
Luxembourg Gardens are always magnificent at all times of the year. The circuit of the Gardens is close to a mile and doable regardless of the weather. You can complete the walk by taking her to Café Tournon or Au Petit Suisse for mulled wine.
Take her for dinner at Dame du Canton
This vintage wooden barge provides you with an opportunity to spice up your romance in the evening. Live world music is played and traditional French dishes served in a lantern-lit and cozy restaurant. However, it is critical to confirm that your date is not affected with sea sickness since this would end your romantic evening prematurely.
Buy her Wine and Oysters at Le Baron Rouge
This bar provides you with an opportunity to cram against each other in an intimate way. You will enjoy soft music on a quiet table with candlelight. You will enjoy being served a glass of Burgundy and a platter of charcuterie and cheese. Oysters are also available on chilly weekends and you can enjoy picking them up with your date along the sidewalk.
Take your date for a chocolate massage at the Four Seasons
You can impress her with a chocolate spa treatment instead of buying her traditional boxes of chocolate. She will enjoy a chocolate-mint body scrub, Swiss toffee and chocolate body wrap and cocoa oil deep tissue massage. This could take close to three hours but will definitely leave her without any guilt of calorie counting.
The list of things to do in Paris for couples is long and cannot be exhausted. The beauty in Paris in an enjoyment you will definitely yearn to experience with your date.
As cliche as is may be Paris, is truly the City of Romance. That's why so many couples still get engaged in this wonderful city. On average at the top of the Eiffel Tower, there are 9 proposals per hour. Maybe the best location in the world for a guaranteed, Yes!
Sadly all too often couples leave with a fleeting memory of a momentous moment in their lives.
It's the perfect time to have an engagement portrait session while you are in Paris. That's just what Darius thought when he contacted me.
While on their Paris vacation Darius decided to propose to his friend and have a surprise engagement session while they were here.
Now the beautiful bride-to-be has photos where she can always remember one of the most special moments of her life.
I received and email from Wan about 2 weeks before her family trip to Paris and she told me that it would be their first time visiting and that they were coming with 2 young children.
I can't think of a better time to visit Paris with a young family than in December. Paris is filled with roasted chestnuts, iceskating rinks, the famous window displays featuring dancing puppets at the Galeries Lafayette, Christmas markets featuring great regional French cuisine, and of course, Santa's Sleigh parked on the Champs-Élysées.
She wanted to take some photos of her and her family enjoying Paris so that she could have images of them with great architectural backdrops and she choose the Highlights of Paris route, which is about 3 hours walking from monument to monument. Perfect for her to get images of her family all around Paris and she could forget about obsessing over photo's where she would be left out more often than not.
This was a great family to photograph, they had a great interaction together and you could tell they were having a great time in Paris. I took both posed and candid images of them, my favorite ones where the candids of them enjoying an early morning stroll thought the Tuileries garden.
Malik and I first met though an artist association in Paris called American Artists in Paris (AAIP), at one of the monthly meetings we got to chatting and instantly clicked.
We decided to have coffee one day so we could talk a bit more outside of the group meetings. Malik is a talented and accomplished singer in Paris and spends a good amount of time traveling on tour.
While we were talking he mentioned that all the photo's he had of himself were always from an onstage performance and usually with him in an unfaltering pose. Images great for concert photography but nothing really for him personally.
So we scheduled a shoot to rectify that. My goal was to get images of him, not the signer; he already has thousands of photos of him signing in action, but I wanted to capture the person.
The shoot was a lot of fun as we were laughing and joking the whole time, and I was able to get the image I had envisioned, of the man behind the music.
When Camille contacted me to photograph her for portfolio I was super excited. She is a very talented actresses in Paris and when she contacted me I knew immediately I wanted to do some moody, candid looking shoots, almost like movie stills.
It's not everyday you get to work with someone trained to go from happy to sad in seconds and I knew I was going to get some amazing expressions from her; and I did!
I had to give her almost no coaching, everything she gave me was perfect and I'm really happy with the work we did.
I'd been contacted by Dina who was in Paris celebrating her recent marriage to Philip by taking a European vacation with a stop in Paris.
Dina sent me some links of the type of photos that she wanted and we'd exchanged a few emails discussing her shoot and I could tell she was very excited for it.
Based on what she showed me I planed a fun photo shoot and came up with some very iconic, yet modern images I wanted to create. I don't normally get clients who are so well prepared for a shoot and Dina's research really showed in the photos.
I would even venture to guess that she'd been practicing posing, because they were amazing to work with. Dina didn't hesitate to do any of what I asked even when it came to her laying in the grass in her beautiful wedding gown.
The shoot went so well, I started having a bit of competition by the end as tourists started taking photos of her. I love all the images from their shoot and would be happy to photograph them again.
I started Photo Perfect Paris to combine my love of photography with my love of Paris and as a way to share my passion with others.
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