Paris, Je T’Aime

Paris, Je T’Aime

A new exhibition celebrates the rebellious, enchanting French capital

It’s time for a trip to the City of Love. Paris has had a painful start to 2015, but through the hardest of times it remains one of the most beloved cities in the world – a mecca for those who love art, food and fashion. And as it happens, now is the perfect moment to reflect on everything that makes Paris so special.

Paris Magnum, a new photography exhibition at the Hotel de Ville, takes visitors through 150 images that document 80 years in the city, from post-war poverty to the 1968 student riots. The photographs were taken by renowned Magnum photographers including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Martin Parr and Robert Capa, making for an unmissable exhibition that reminds us all of the city’s vibrance, beauty and strength. Truly magnifique.

Paris Magnum, Hotel de Ville, 5, Rue Lobau, 75004 Paris until 28 March.

Clockwise from Left:

Boulevard Haussmann, 1985 © Harry Gruyaert/Magnum Photos
1953 © Marc Riboud/Magnum Photos
 2003 © Christopher Anderson /Magnum Photos
The miniskirt 1967 © Raymond Depardon /Magnum Photos

  • Words: Hattie Crisell

  • Banner Photography: Course à l’hippodrome de Longchamp. 1952 (détail) © Robert Capa / International Center of Photography /Magnum Photos