Adventures in Paris
Marion Chatel -Chaix is young french designer, she presents her work as “Textile sensitive design”, a concept that combines colors, materials and images. This association between mediums is triggered and felt by the senses, and is linked to different design fields. One of Marion’s talents is photography. She shares with us her vision of the city in which she is actually living: Paris.
“Paris is a journey… You can travel from Bamako at metro Château d’Eau to savor the smells of New Delhi drifting down “Passage Brady”, then enjoy the bazaar of “Faubourg Saint Denis”. If you prefer going to Marrakech, drink a traditional mint tea in the Great Mosque of Paris, or go to Hanoi and enjoy a Bô-bun in rue de Charonne. Passing by the Rue d’Artois, you will encounter a small Japanese restaurant, Hyotan, that offers a taste of Tokyo..
But in Paris, you’re still in Paris.
Along the banks of the Seine, we are always impressed by Notre-Dame, and charmed by its lights in the water. After admiring the “Nymphéas” by Claude Monet in the Orangerie , under an umbrella between the puddles of Jardin des Tuileries.You can discover a “line of beauty” : from the Louvre ‘s pyramid to the Obelisk of place de la Concorde and further.
Then walk on the “Passerelle des Arts” between two banks, two worlds…
Let’s go to Belleville or Montmartre, you will see the Eiffel Tower, as small as all the fakes ones around you. You can buy one as a keychain, or just look at the real, flashing, shining in the night. As a tall and elegant Lady, she stands in a dominant position in the middle of majestic avenues. Even if it’s a cliché, you always feel something when you bump into her across a street. You feel in secret that you are part of this Paris.
By late afternoon, go to the top of Beaubourg, with an endless escalator stucked between colorful tubes. You are at the best place to admire one of the most beautiful panorama of Paris: Montmartre, the hills of Belleville, the Invalides and the arrow of the Sainte Chapelle, they are all there on the horizon. Before gently immerse in this handkerchief that is so nice to explore on foot.
Yes, this is Paris !
Tourist one day, all the day a tourist, there is always something to discover, great and secret places at the corner of every street.
That’s a shame that Parisians are too busy to take advantage of all this magic.”
Car il n’y a pas qu’au parc Montsouris,que cette petite phrase de Jacques Prévert me revient en tête “à Paris, sur la terre…”