About the book
Spanning the Seine, and spreading out beneath the heights of Montmartre and Montparnasse, Paris is an ideal subject for the panoramic photographer Hervé Champollion, in whom the City of Light has found a talented heir to Paris’s photographic tradition. From the Louvre to Notre Dame to the Luxembourg Gardens and the Marais, this new volume presents breathtaking panoramic views of Paris’s famed monuments, imposing churches and abbeys, royal palaces, extravagant mansions, and grand boulevards and bridges. Champollion’s achingly beautiful photographs make it evident that Paris is far more than a collection of historic buildings, 19th-century cast-iron department stores, and public squares; its numerous parks, gardens, canals, and secret waterways make Paris one of the most verdant cities in Europe. From the Palais Royal to the famed brasseries to the Eiffel Tower, this limited edition, which comes with a signed print, makes age-old Paris shine anew.
Praise for Monumental Paris
"Redesign your coffee table for this extraordinary tribute to the gardens, rooftops, shops, restaurants, churches, waterways and neoclassical architecture of the world's most beautiful city. De Tocqueville's excellent captions are wisely grouped at the end, leaving Champollion's pictures free to seduce the heart." -Minneapolis Star-Tribune
"'Monumental Paris' makes the best argument for the printed book this season. Your computer can't touch it, especially when double gatefolds expand to stunning vistas, 72 inches wide, of the world's most beautiful city. . . .Rich and colorful facades of old and familiar places, like the Louvre and Notre Dame, unfold alongside newer treasures, like the national library and the Cinematheque Francaise, both from the 1990s." --Denver Post
"[Give] the eye-popping, muscle-building 'Monumental Paris' by Herve Champollion and Aude de Tocqueville, a 1-by-1 1/2 foot collection of more than 200 panoramic images of the City of Light's delights, and there's no telling what kind of gratitude you're likely to get." --The Seattle Times
About the authorHervé Champollion
is a Paris-based photographer who has published books on Sicily, Greece, Scotland, Ireland, Jerusalem, Yemen, and Egypt. He is the great-grandnephew of Jean-François Champollion, the father of modern Egyptology. Aude de Tocqueville
is the author of numerous books on French art and culture.