A Breathtaking 3-Minute Tour of Paris Like You've Never Seen It Before

Prepare for wanderlust.

Anyone who's ever been to Paris knows that it has a unique pulse, a feeling that even time is somehow compressed amidst the vibrant surroundings, allowing you to walk in slow-motion through a rush of phantasmagoric scenes. It's a feeling that Maxime Gaudet truly captures in his video, "Paris in Three Minutes," through the deft use of hyperlapse and real-time footage.

Set to a dreamlike piano track by Note Forget called "Acceptance," the short film embodies the sensation of running through the pristine steps of Paris on a cool, beautiful, melancholy morning. (Basically, it's the next best thing to booking a ticket.)

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