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Paris - An Insider's Guide (BBC) [DVD]

Sandrine Voillet    Exempt   DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Sandrine Voillet
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 9 July 2007
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000NVI2CE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,292 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Art historian Sandrine Voillet presents this celebration of France's capital, taking us through 400 years of history and uncovering the extraordinary events and people that have shaped the City of Lights. Along the way she reveals and revels in the art, literature, music and architecture that are integral to the city's immortal beauty.

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Last year we fell in love with Francesco da Mosto in Venice. Get ready to fall in love all over again. This time in Paris, and in the company of Sandrine Voillet shes as chic, charming and elegant as the city she adores.Travelling through 400 years of history we discover the extraordinary events and people who have shaped the City of Lights. Sandrine reveals and revels in the art, literature, music and architecture that are integral to Paris immortal beauty.


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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Whets the appetite. 28 Mar 2008
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Loved this as we love Paris. Sandrine is a great presenter and we didn't have a problem with her accent. We booked our last trip straight after watching this. Got the book too which is more detailed and has great photography.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Paris, with Sandrine 16 July 2010
Wonderful series with just the right combination of history, art, design and the magic that is Paris. I ordered it from amazon.com.uk because couldn't find it in the USA. It was worth it.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A magical tour of Paris 4 Dec 2009
Sandrine Voillet takes the viewer of Paris - an insider's guide, on a journey through the amazing city that is Paris. She looks at the seedy side of the city, including its sex shops, as well as the more traditional tourist haunts. This DVD is a must for anyone preparing to travel to Paris and will be of interest to anyone curious about Paris and wanting to learn more of the city. Sandrine is a charming guide to Paris and the DVD is well worth a watch.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love Sandrine's Paris 8 Oct 2009
I have two copies of this engaging, beautifully filmed and delightfully presented series - a copy for me and a lending copy. This series is absolutely wonderful. The series covers so many aspects of the history, society and culture of the most famous city in the world that there is something for everyone. If there isn't something for you, I suggest you look very closely at your intellectual/social/cultural personality because you will be lacking something fundamental to your wellbeing! If you are planning a trip to Paris, you MUST see this series. If you are penniless and a trip to Paris is quite some time off, this will give you a little satisfaction in the mean time. Alternatively, it could fuel your desire to be there NOW and then you will be all sad and bereft, so probably approach with caution.

There is a book accompanying the series, which is as beautiful and joyful as the series, so if you love Sandrine and her Paris, you will need the book too!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Paris DVD 11 Jun 2010
This 3 part series from the BBC is an excellent review of Paris. Having lived there for 6 years I found it to be accurate and engaging. Delivery of the item was very fast and the price was excellent.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More than the Paris you know! 29 Aug 2011
I caught a short snippet of this series on Television and was so intrigued that I immediately went online to order it. Having lived in Paris myself for 13 months, you would think I learn't it all, but Sandrine Voillet's informative documentary is wonderful, she doesn't just do all the obvious stuff, but don't worry the Eiffel Tower still plays a starring role. Her historical quips are so interesting, as for Sacre Couer I never knew the origins of it and who knew I was standing close to the most beautiful toilets in the world and never even knew!
Buy this and enjoy. Some of her french may be slightly difficult to catch, but her accent made it a joy to watch!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting tour of the City of Lights 24 Dec 2013
By Leonard
This is a BBC documentary about Paris. It is a Region 2 DVD, meaning that it will not work on most American DVD players (it obviously will work in the UK, France, and the rest of Europe). However, IT WILL PLAY ON COMPUTERS IN AMERICA. I'm an American who watched it on my computer. I was very impressed.

If there was a perfect woman then it would be Sandrine Voillet. She has a pretty smile and a sexy accent. However, that is a catch-22 since her accent makes her hard to understand at times. I couldn't understand half the things she was saying.

This is a documentary about the history and culture of Paris. This is not really a guide for tourists visiting Paris. If you're an American and that's what you're looking for, purchase Rick Steves France 2014 Blu-Ray and DVD. If you're from the UK, simply take a Eurostar to Gare du Nord.

This DVD is divided into 3 one hour episodes. In the episode "City of Dreams", she visits the Louvre (home of the Mona Lisa), the Champs Elysses, Arc de Triomphe, and the Orsay Museum. The episode also features the July 14th Bastille Day celebration (for those of you who aren't familiar, that's a celebration of the anniversary of French Revolution. It features parades and fireworks).

In the episode "Blood and Chocolate", she rode a motorboat along the River Seine. She also visited the Notre Dame and interviewed a French rapper. This was the least interesting of the 3 episodes.

My favorite episode was the last episode, "Bohemian Rhapsody." It began with her riding a bike around Paris. She then rode the Paris Metro, which has beautiful stations. She also passed by the sex shops in Montmarte before catching a show at the Moulin Rouge.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Makes you wish you were there! 15 April 2013
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A good complement to the book. If you have visited Paris, the DVD vill give you great pleasure. If you haven't, it will make you plan a visit as soon as possible.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
thank you
Published 1 month ago by rosie2
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fabulous value-like a weekend in Paris from my armchair!
Published 1 month ago by LINDA KERR
5.0 out of 5 stars The tourists' way to see Paris
Beautifully produced and with a stunning guide! The photography was outstanding AND HER ACCENT MADE IT 0H SO FRENCH!
Hoefully, she will do more.
Published 4 months ago by D.A.Griffiths
4.0 out of 5 stars "I love Paris ...."
This is a most enjoyable DVD. It presented Paris just as it is - the beautiful architecture of all the famous buildings and others too. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Rose
2.0 out of 5 stars Cheap Paris
If you are looking for something on sex,chocolate,and being seen then this is for you. I was hoping as it came under the auspices of the Open University for something of more... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Alan
5.0 out of 5 stars Paris . Insiders guide
I actually bought this as I do love Paris but mainly for my Grandaughter who is desperate to get to see Paris for herself ... she did find it very interesting ...
Published 7 months ago by miamidade
5.0 out of 5 stars Huge fun
I really like this travelogue dvd of the City of Lights. You really feel like Sandrine Voillet is taking you on a private tour. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Nv Cooley
4.0 out of 5 stars Paris DVD
I really enjoyed this DVD because I lived in Paris for 5 years and it reminded of many happy times and showed me some parts that I had missed. Thank you
Published 21 months ago by MG
5.0 out of 5 stars VERY WELL PRESENTED VIEW OF PARIS
THIS IS A GREAT COLLECTION OF BROADCASTS ON PARIS. SANDRINE VOILLET IS A CHARMING PRESENTER AND GETS YOU INTERESTED IN THE FRENCH CAPITAL LETTING YOU INTO MANY FACTS NOT SO WELL... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Mr. Aa James
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Insight to Paris
I really enjoyed this documentary series when it was first broadcast. I was pleased to see it released on DVD. Excellent presenter and entertaining content. Recommended!
Published 22 months ago by Mr. L. J. Manton
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