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Paris for Real

A sparkling look at the wonder of the City of Light.

The City of Light appears in all its glory—a city with an intoxicating past and an exhilarating present—in this video from filmmaker Alex Soloviev. Parisians appear against a backdrop of historical and brand-new artworks, big and small, often coalescing into couples (hey, it is the City of Love, too). The vitality of the place is immediately obvious.

Commuters commute, children play, and street and subway musicians provide a soundtrack for a little girl dancing atop a park pedestal. Dazzling fireworks light up the Parisian night sky. With a stolen kiss being as emblematic of Paris as the Eiffel Tower or Versailles, the video shows a place that is electric, romantic, and alive.