July 08, 2010

One Of The Greatest Cities In The World...


I am loving travelling to Paris this week via all of your blogs as part of Paris In July - I kind of feel like I'm there - at least in spirit! I am also noticing a lot of Paris or French themed things in my local city - Paris is everywhere, you just have to look!

One of my own Paris experiences this week has been to watch the episode on Paris of the series Greatest Cities In The World hosted by Griff Rhys Jones. If you haven't seen this show already I definitely recommend tracking it down. I actually watched the episode on Rome first (wonderful too) but the episode on Paris is just as enlightening and interesting to watch. Jones has an entertaining and often comic way of presenting which engages you straight away but you can tell he also has an amazing passion for travel and people which is wonderful.

The show follows a period of 24 hours in Paris and Jones covers some of the expected landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe but in different ways, focusing on lesser known facts or stories about the places he visits. He also connects with locals from the city and in that way makes it a personal story of travel and experience.

If I can't be in Paris right now this is a very good second option - it made fall in love all over again...

8 comments:

Marg said...

Oh, I was just wondering when that show was on again. I watched both London and Paris and enjoyed them both. Off to watch the show on Rome!

Hannah Stoneham said...

This Paris in July thing is such a good idea... I live in Paris and it is sweltering!
Thanks for sharing
Hannah

Tamara said...

Hasn't it been a great week of Paris? We've got quite a job ahead of us Karen - posting weekly summaries of all those fantastic posts!

Coffee and a Book Chick said...

Sounds lovely! Thanks for recommending, and I will definitely check this out!

王名仁 said...

當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。............................................................

Karen said...

Hi Marg - I really want to watch the London and New York eps - I will have to see if I can track them down.

Hi Hannah - I wish I was in Paris in the heat right now escaping our winter!

Hi T - So very true!

Hi Coffee - I hope you do!

Amy DeTrempe said...

I've not seen that show. I will have to look for it. Which reminds me I do have some Paris shows recorded. I need to dig those out.

Karen said...

Hi Amy - I think you should definitely add this one to your list.