Paris insight: ‘Sophistication’

Paris is a city of so many stories: historic, red-letter events and intimate personal occasions. They’re woven together in the fabric of the city of light. In this new series, you’re invited to indulge your curiosity with a spot of virtual people-watching and creative insight into the lives of Parisians.

Join us to discover the candid, quiet and sometimes comedic moments of everyday humanity in Paris.
See how the daily grind takes on an intriguingly beautiful quality against the backdrop of the beloved capital.

Thanks to our favourite Parisian Instagram accounts.

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Place Madeleine, 75001 Paris

Paris insight – ‘Sophistication’

A candid cafe moment that resembles a movie scene assembled
by central casting. A sophisticated middle-aged
woman holds a cigarette between bejewelled
fingers and stares indifferently into the distance as
her wine glass nears empty. Her style, her intensity, and her class are
intimidating… yet somewhat fragile
at the same time.
A classic slice of Paris.


Sophistication – Meet Kevin Doolan from @midlifeinparis Instagram – merci mille fois!

Parisian insights:
Street photography from our favourite Parisian Instagram accounts accompanied by observations of people & places in the city of light.

Do you relate to this fusion of image & insight in the city of light? In what way? Let us know in the comments!

Image credits:
1. Sophistication by Kevin Doolan. Via Instagram.

About the Contributor

Judy MacMahon

Experience FRANCE beyond the CLICHÉ with MyFrenchLife is for Curious Savvy Francophiles wherever you are. Meet Francophiles in France, online, and/or wherever you live. You’re very welcome to join us - Judy MacMahon -

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