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We are in Paris, the capital and most populous city of France.

The film opens with the Eiffel Tower and a sign informing us that on the left are the Bateaux Mouches. Bateaux Mouches are open excursion boats that provide visitors to Paris, with a view of the city from along the river Seine. People are getting ready to board and the tour begins.

We see a part of the Musée d'Orsay and then the building of the Court of Cassation, the highest criminal and civil court in France which is next to the Notre Dame de Paris.

We continue with shots from the river bank with people sitting and the Palais de la Cité, the residence of the kings of France from the 10th to the 14th century. The filmmaker focuses on the woman who also takes pictures with her camera. We see views from the street and the banks around the Seine and we stand out the Fontaine du Palmier, a monumental fountain located in Place du Châtelet with the statue of Victory at the top and a little further back the Saint-Jacques Tower.

The boat crosses the Pont Alexandre III bridge, a bridge that connects the Champs-Élysées quarter with those of the Invalides and Eiffel Tower.

Afterwards, we see two of the four gilded bronze statues of Fame that restrain Pegasus, supported on massive 17 metres (56 ft) masonry socles and behind them the Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées. The lens focuses on the elaborate work Nymphs of the Seine, hammered copper statues that are at the centres of the arches over the Seine, memorials to the Franco-Russian Alliance, created by Georges Récipon. The tour continues to the Eiffel Tower and a replica of the statue of liberty that exists on the small artificial island L’île aux Cygnes.

The film closes with the woman and the people who are inside the boat.


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Athanasoglou Nikolaos




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Super 8mm