View from Eiffel Tower overlooking Quai Branly museum

Paris Seen From Above

Give your eyes wings and let them fly over Paris. Let the documentarian, Yann Arthus-Bertrand take you swirling over the rooftops, into the shadows, and across the landscape of the City of Light. The video is an exclusive from the Paris Mayor’s office (Mairie de Paris).

If it has been a while since you have been to Paris, after watching this video, the airlines should have a spike in traffic!

The photographer, reporter and documentarian is already known for his latest film, “Home” and for his book, “Paris from Above” (Paris vu du Ciel). You will recognize Mr. Arthus-Bertrand’s handiwork from his other popular book and film projects “Earth from Above
(La Terre vue du Ciel).

Paris vu du Ciel de Yann Arthus-Bertrand
envoyé par mairiedeparis. – L’info video en direct.


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This Web site and and its blog articles are for travelers to Paris who are looking for advice from someone who lives in Paris. These tips are "for Parisians at heart". Many people would like to visit, some can and some cannot - so I will help you enjoy a glimpse of the city and its surroundings. This project has been ongoing since 2002. Prior to living in Paris (since 1992) my European history began in the early 70s with three years in Wiesbaden, Germany. My next foray onto the Continent was in the mid-80s after graduation from the University of Florida (where I met Erik): traveling around Europe and UK with my friend, Margie, hitchhiking around and working in Ireland. After living and working as a journalist in Sweden for four years, traveling on boats, the Trans-Siberian Railway, local trains and planes took Erik and I around the world. I began working as a flight attendant in 1990 for American Airlines, based in Chicago. We moved to Paris, France in 1992 where I commuted between Paris and Chicago for my flight attendant/stewardess job. Finally my inner voice said "Stop!" and I left American Airlines six weeks shy of 20 years January 1, 2010. Now that is over and I am back working as a journalist and photographer full time on - My videos are posted on YouTube on the colleensparis youtube channel. and I am active in Toastmasters 75. Enjoy!


  • Colleen's Paris

    Hi Noel,

    I am so glad that you enjoyed the video. I love to find things such as this and share them. Your message gives me incentive to continue. Thank you! Colleen

  • Noel Horn

    Thank you so much for linking this video, Colleen! What a beautiful way to “see” Paris once more, and from a photographer with a remarkable “eye.”

    Once, when in Paris, Arthus-Bertrand’s book, Earth from Above, had just come out and huge posters done of the book’s pages were hung on the wrought iron fences at the Luxembourg Gardens………that was my introduction to his work. I’ve read and reread that book I bought (in Paris) and now, will enjoy this film over and over again.

    Merci beaucoup,et a bientot,

    Noel (Michigan, USA)