Paris insight: ‘Sneak Preview’

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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 Square des Batignolles, Paris

Paris insight – ‘Sneak Preview’

The circus has come to town! Or at least a puppet show.

Sometimes creepy, sometimes charming,
Théâtres Guignol have occupied a niche in French culture
since the Revolutionary Era and somehow manage to
enthrall children to this day.

In an age when video games and portable screens
hold hypnotic sway over young eyeballs,
les enfants de #Paris still queue up for marionette
spectacles in parcs around the city or in
traveling performances which rotate
through the neighbourhoods.

This particular show was dark for the day,
but a couple of youngsters couldn’t resist the temptation
to peer inside the magical tent…after all,
the flap does read “ENTRÉE”!



Sneak Preview – 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 Paris? In what way? Let us know in the comments!

 Image credits:
1. Sneak Preview 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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