Tips and Thoughts For A First Paris Experience

Drawing the sunset in black and white.

 

From API’s own Creative Director, Marc Smith:

It is a city that you crave. C’est Paris. Live Paris for every moment.
– Soak in every detail of thought.
– Walk, walk, walk. Get lost.
– Find something new and interesting every day.
– Get to know your neighborhood. Your baker that sells you un pain au chocolat every morning at the same time. Your bar tender that sells you 35F boisson every night.
– Absorb Paris.
– Stroll through parks.
– Sit in quiet, empty churches. Sit in churches during organ practice.
– Read a book in the Louvre.
– Stay out all night and ride the Batobus.
– Spend 100 Francs and go to a Paris discotheque.
– Talk to old people.
– Watch the sunset from the steps of Sacre Couer.
– Watch the sunset on the lawn to the east of le Tour Eiffel.
– Watch the sunset on the westernmost point on le Ile de la Cité – le Square du Vert-Galant, bring wine, cheese and baguettes.
– Eat something new.
– Eat lots of crêpes.
– Drink Yop!
– Go drink at la Baraka.
– Take an hour and draw something to frame when you get home.
– Get your portrait drawn in front of Pompidou (you get what you pay for).
– Watch the music man in front of Pompidou.
– Take pictures of Métro performers.
– Take pictures of everything.

Do it all. Live it all. Experience it all.

Amusez-vous bien et bon voyage!


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