I was watching the first episode of the new BBC2 three part series on Paris. And an enjoyable hour it was.
The first episode City of Dreams reveals how Paris battled through turmoil and revolution to become the city we know today, though we were shown many of the common landmarks we did see some that the average tourist would know nothing about. The programme went into the sewers and visited a restaurant famed for its discreet boudoir lounges.
The programme also explained that two of modern Paris's most photographed landmarks, the Basilica of Sacré Coeur and the Eiffel Tower, were hated when they were first built (Art critic Brian Sewell still hates Sacré Coeur).
I thoroughly enjoyed the programme and sat there thinking ooh would like to go there and what about there and.......
The Programme was presented by art historian Sandrine Voillet who was educated at the Ecole du Louvre and is now director of a private collection. Voillet is immensely watchable she is undoubtedly knowledgeable and enthusiastic of her subject, she has that wonderful French accent and is very easy on the eye . Why is it that French woman seem so stylish and elegant?