This year, November is without a doubt the favourite month for all photography enthusiasts in Paris. With the Paris Photo event from November 8th to 11th, and the Salon de la Photo from November 9th to 13th, there is ample opportunity to meet the leading talents in photography and explore the possibilities offered by the latest devices. Remember also that Paris is an extraordinarily photogenic city, and we at the Hotel Interlude can recommend some particularly interesting locations where you can hone your skills.
Discover Paris Photo at the Grand Palais
The largest international art fair dedicated to the photographic medium, Paris Photo has brought together each year for more than two decades the best photographers, publishers and gallerists in the field. With more than 200 exhibitors from around the world, this fair gives you the opportunity to discover young talents, browse superb editions and collections, and attend educational events. Come along and enjoy curated exhibitions, special events exploring the history of the medium, examinations of emerging trends and much more.
See you at the Salon de la Photo
The Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre will this year again host the leading French forum for photographers and photography enthusiasts, the Salon de la Photo. The biggest brands in the world of the photographic image gather here to present their latest technological innovations and ideas. From shooting to printing and editing, various demonstrations, workshops and classes will allow you to broaden and deepen your skill sets. Don’t miss the Salon de la Photo bookshop, which presents a wide range of fine volumes relating to the photographic arts and techniques.
Hone your shutterbug skills in the best locations in Paris
After the theory, it’s time for the practice! Now that you have discovered new ways of doing things and perhaps enriched your collection of equipment, it's time to go into snap-happy action. Of course, you can record images of the world-famous attractions of Paris, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Seine or Montmartre. But why not go a little off the beaten track and get some truly original shots? The Rue Crémieux, an adorable alley lined with gaily-hued buildings, is the perfect setting for focussing on colours and their presentation. The shop Au Vieux Paris d'Arcole has a vintage charm, with its old-fashioned storefront and hanging wisteria. For some striking and contemporary black and white imagery, the Colonnes de Buren offer visually intriguing geometric elements. Finally, the Appartement Sezanne gives you a vast and elegant setting for successful portraits or silhouettes. After your hectic adventures in the capital in search of the most beautiful shots, you will be thrilled to return to the comfort and charm of the Hotel L'Interlude Paris.
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