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Latest update : 2017-07-03

The secret views and stories behind Paris’s magical skyline

FRANCE 24’s Nadia Charbit unveils one of the most distinctive and inspirational features of the French capital: its famous rooftops. The grey zinc roofs are almost as much as a signature of the capital as the Eiffel Tower or the Grand Palais. They not only provide the perfect reflection for the city’s famed sunsets and historic monuments, but also inspired Vincent Van Gogh among many other famous people.

And yet very few people have access to city’s roofs, so join FRANCE 24 for a once in a lifetime view of the “unique” beauty of the rooftops of Paris.

Watch the video in the player above

With special thanks to:
Galeries Lafayette
Les Piaules

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Joanna COCKERELL , Nadia CHARBIT , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2018-07-20 Jeanne LAVENANT

A closer look at France's World Cup victory

After France's stunning World Cup victory, we take a closer look at the phenomenon of Les Bleus. Who are the French national team and how did they get to the top of world...

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2018-07-13 Jeanne LAVENANT

Ooh la la: Love and dating in France

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2018-06-29 Jeanne LAVENANT

The waste land: Tackling France's illegal dumping

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2018-06-22 Jeanne LAVENANT

Let's become French!

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2018-06-15 Jeanne LAVENANT

The Jewish community's place in French society

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