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Beautiful rare images of Paris in 1900 have been meticulously colored for a documentary that celebrates the City of Light

See the City of Light as it was intended: beautiful images of Paris, filmed over 110 years ago, have been carefully colored in for a festive documentary

  • Rare images give color to scenes from Paris that were filmed more than 110 years ago
  • Clips are from the festive documentary, Paris 1900 – The City of Lights
  • Hugues Nancy spent months restoring the colors in the different clips
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Beautiful rare images of Paris in 1900 have been meticulously colored for a documentary that celebrates the City of Light.

Filmed between 1900 and 1914, some recordings were made more than 110 years ago.

The documentary, Paris 1900 – The City of Lights, was produced by CPB Films with archive footage of Gaumont Pathe Archives, Films Lumiere and Lobster.

Beautiful rare images of Paris in 1900 have been meticulously colored for a documentary that celebrates the City of Light

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Beautiful rare images of Paris in 1900 have been meticulously colored for a documentary that celebrates the City of Light

Filmed between 1900 and 1914, some recordings were made more than 110 years ago

Filmed between 1900 and 1914, some recordings were made more than 110 years ago

Filmed between 1900 and 1914, some recordings were made more than 110 years ago

The documentary, Paris 1900 - The City of Lights, was produced by CPB Films with archive footage of Gaumont Pathe Archives, Films Lumiere and Lobster

The documentary, Paris 1900 - The City of Lights, was produced by CPB Films with archive footage of Gaumont Pathe Archives, Films Lumiere and Lobster

The documentary, Paris 1900 – The City of Lights, was produced by CPB Films with archive footage of Gaumont Pathe Archives, Films Lumiere and Lobster

Director Hugues Nancy spent months restoring the colors in the various clips that were put together to emphasize the showcase city of Paris that had turned into 1900.

The City of Lights played host to the Exposition Universelle in April 1900, which welcomed 51 million visitors – half of whom were foreign.

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Paris became known for the latest technical and scientific inventions and famous avant-garde art galleries, cabarets and high fashion.

The myth of & # 39; La Belle Epoque & # 39; prevailed.

Director Hugues Nancy spent months restoring the colors in the various clips that were put together to highlight the showcase city of Paris that had become 1900

Director Hugues Nancy spent months restoring the colors in the various clips that were put together to highlight the showcase city of Paris that had become 1900

Director Hugues Nancy spent months restoring the colors in the various clips that were put together to highlight the showcase city of Paris that had become 1900

The City of Lights hosted the Exposition Universelle in April 1900, which welcomed 51 million visitors - half of whom were foreign

The City of Lights hosted the Exposition Universelle in April 1900, which welcomed 51 million visitors - half of whom were foreign

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The City of Lights hosted the Exposition Universelle in April 1900, which welcomed 51 million visitors – half of whom were foreign

Paris became famous for the latest technical and scientific inventions and famous avant-garde art galleries, cabarets and high fashion

Paris became famous for the latest technical and scientific inventions and famous avant-garde art galleries, cabarets and high fashion

Paris became famous for the latest technical and scientific inventions and famous avant-garde art galleries, cabarets and high fashion

According to the narrator, the footage shows: & # 39; The beating heart of a country in full mutation beating to the rhythm of the hectic traffic & # 39;

According to the narrator, the footage shows: & # 39; The beating heart of a country in full mutation beating to the rhythm of the hectic traffic & # 39;

According to the narrator, the footage shows: & # 39; The beating heart of a country in full mutation beating to the rhythm of the hectic traffic & # 39;

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Thanks to incredible archives restored and fully colored, this film presents a previously unseen journey through time and space.

According to the narrator, the footage shows: & # 39; The beating heart of a country in full mutation beating to the pace of the hectic traffic. & # 39;

She describes a & # 39; choir of honking horns and bicycle bells under insults from Parisian coachmen – notorious for their erratic driving and undisciplined behavior. & # 39;

She adds: & # 39; Paris was a lively heart that needed to be nourished. & # 39;

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