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Top 10 Things to See and Do When You Hire a Camera Crew in Paris

When you need camera crews for hire in Paris, call Beverly Boy Productions. We offer the best crews for our clients, all around the world, and we are able to help you navigate the many places to see, film, and dine in Paris. From the Louvre to the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and many other places in between, there is much to film here, and no matter if you need to hire a camera crew in Paris for a day or a month, we are the ones for you! Check out these things to see and do when you are in the city of love:

  1. Climate

A strong reason to find a film crew in Paris is to help you map out the perfect dates for filming where the weather won’t mess up your shots. For example, the winters in Paris can be quite cold, so they may not be the best months for filming, and the rainfall during that time is heavier so it can keep you from filming outdoors. If you want to find the best weather for your production, a camera crew in Paris is your best helper.

  1. History

Paris is a beautiful city that has been talked about throughout its history. It began in the 3rd century BC and was captured by the Romans in 52 AD. They built up the town, but it had a population of roughly 10,000 people, making it not important at the time. In the 3rd century, Paris turned to a Christian city, and was captured by the Franks later that same century. It flourished under the Franks, and grew rapidly in the Middle Ages, making it one of the largest and most important towns in Europe. From there, Paris became an educational, art, fashion, and scientific hub that has changed the world. When you come here to film, you will need a film crew to help you narrow down the places to visit and film footage while in this world-changing city.

  1. Notre-Dame Cathedral

France has many sights to see, and one of those is the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral. Located on the River Seine, the Notre-Dame Cathedral is a Gothic masterpiece built in the late 10th century. This is a beautiful cathedral to film and makes people instantly know where you are. If you want to film an iconic video production in Paris, this is one place to do it.

  1. The Louvre

You could spend an entire week visiting museums in Paris, but if you only went to one, make it the Louvre. This famous museum is considered to be one of the best art museums in the world and has been wowing people since it opened in 1793, although at that time it was the residence of many French powers throughout history. Today, it features 35,000 works of art from different time periods and from all around the world. The Louvre has Grecian sculptures, Egyptian mummy tombs, paintings from the masters of art, including the “Mona Lisa,” and many more. You can hire a cameraman and capture incredible footage here.

  1. The Eiffel Tower

One of the most iconic views in Paris is the Eiffel Tower and it is definitely one site you have to visit. This incredible structure was built in 1889 as part of the Exposition Universelle (the World’s Fair) and was meant to be temporary, but it stands to this day and makes a wonderful location for filming with a camera crew in Paris.

  1. Luxembourg Gardens

When you are ready for a beautiful place to film quiet interviews with a stunning backdrop, head over to the famous Luxembourg Gardens. Tour the 61 acres of greenspace, bask in the sun, and people-watch while you look for the perfect place to film. You can hire a videographer and walk the formal gardens for the perfect footage to make your film stand out. The Musee du Luxembourg is found here. It was the first French museum opened to the public.

  1. Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile

The Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in all of Paris and will make your classic Parisian-style film perfect.  The étoile or the “star” is formed by twelve radiating avenues leading to it.

  1. The Catacombs

The Catacombs of Paris may not be a lively scene for a film, but these underground ossuaries hold the remains of more than six million people and are extremely impressive to see, so don’t skip this when you are in Paris.

  1. Permits

If you have more than 10 people in your crew, you need a permit to film in Paris, and if you need to get a permit, you need to book a camera crew in Paris to help you get them. You need to fill out various forms, provide documents, and reapply for each place you want to film. There are fees and wait times associated with each application, so having a film crew help you is the best way to make sure you get the proper applications.

  1. Food

From cheese to coffee, crepes to croissantes, France is known for food and you will want to find the very best places to eat while you are here, which is hard to do and you really can’t go wrong no matter where you dine. To help, check out these three places when visit Paris:
A. Israeli Food. Okay, so it isn’t traditional, but the French have started embracing Israeli food and putting their own spin on it because it goes along with the trend of gastronomic foods that are easy to digest. You can get some unique dishes with this marriage of French and Israeli dishes.
B. Choucroute. This is French for “sauerkraut” and it is cooked in riesling, duck or pork fat, and mixed with herbs and garlic and topped with sausages. It is served warm and leaves you feeling warm as you eat it.
C. Street-stand crêpes. No, really, you can get incredible crepes at street stands in France and you should. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, anytime! Try them stuffed with whatever you choose and enjoy crepes like you have never had them, before.

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