Paris with Marta Bevacqua

Paris is a city filled with incredible food, art, film, architecture and nature. So much so that it’s hard to know the top things to do when visiting the city for a couple of days. That’s why we asked local fashion photographer Marta Bevacqua  (@martabevacqua) for her top recommendations.

We spent a weekend in Paris guided by Marta for our artist’s travel series. From a peaceful park to a bustling train station, Marta takes us on a tour highlighting some of her favourite spots in Paris.

Parc of Buttes Chaumont

Go the to Parc of Buttes Chaumont, because it’s a wild yet city park at the same time. It’s full of many different corners, not only for taking pictures, it’s great also for a simple walk. Go in autumn and you will see carpets of yellow leaves, it’s so so beautiful!

 

Canal de l’Ourq

The most beautiful part of the canal is between the subway stops of Riquet to Crimée. I love it for for the city atmosphere. You could say it’s not Paris, but so Parisian at the same time. You really could be anywhere, that’s why I like it.

 

Le Comptoir General

I love this bar / pub because there are so many strange and creative things everywhere. It’s impossible to shoot commercially inside (already asked), but cool to have some new ideas while drinking a glass with friends.

 

 

Gare du Nord

I love the station itself, the architecture is so mysterious. It’s like it’s telling a story. I always imagine many fantastical things going on in that station. I’ve also chosen Gare du Nord because I have a passion for train stations.

 

 

Cinema du Pantheon

Cinema du Pantheon is a small independent cinema with a little restaurant on the last floor. They screen beautiful independent movies and it’s never crowded, which is great. You can eat or just have a tea on the terrace at the top floor. I love the silence and relaxed atmosphere there.

 

 

Images: Kylie McDowell

Want more Paris travel suggestions? Stay tuned for our next Paris feature with graphic arts and illustration studio Violaine & Jérémy.

Up next, Amsterdam with Fleur Bult. 

 

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