Paris Story offers a movie spectacular projected on 3 large screens for 50 minutes. Be amazed by wonderful new images of Paris as seen from the sky in a unique audio-visual experience created by the famous photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand, photographic genius
Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a French photographer noted worldwide for his images of landscapes and cityscapes as seen from on high. An enthusiastic environmental activist, he uses his popular work to raise awareness of our environment and the challenges it faces.
Developing a passion for wildlife and nature while still very young, by the age of 20 he was running a nature reserve in central France. A decade later he went to live in Kenya to study lion behaviour, taking daily pictures of one particular group every day for 3 years. Discovering a new perspective on the land from the vantage point of a hot-air balloon, he understood the importance and beauty of aerial photography. He began to make it his mission to capture the loveliness of the landscape while simultaneously depicting mankind’s impact on the environment.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand found fame in 2000 when his book, The Earth from Above, became a huge success. This presented aerial photographs of the world’s most stunning landscapes in the most colourful way, in all their astonishing loveliness. His large format photographs have been exhibited in key locations in countries throughout the world, including the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris, Lyon and Montreal.
To aid in the fight against climate change, Yann Arthus-Bertrand created the Good Planet Foundation in 2005. His first experience as a film director came with Home, his first feature film. Released in 2009, it presented aerial images of our world. Other ambitious projects followed, including A Thirsty World, Planet Ocean and Human.
Rediscover Paris from a new perspective
In 2014 a new film with visuals by Yann Arthus-Bertrand took a look at the French capital from a bird’s eye view. Paris Story not only shows the world-famous monuments, but also locations often overlooked and places usually closed to the public. Through the magic of the movies you can visit the lantern of the Invalides dome and the inner stairway of the Bastille column.
In the French version an informative commentary by the actor Jean Reno takes you on a journey through time and the history of Paris, from the establishment of the settlement of Lutetia up to today. Think of it as a private tour through 2000 years of history.