At once cosmopolitan metropolis and venue for a pensive stroll Moloch and emblem of the modern Paris has been a source of inspiration for countless artists and writers down the ages. But not least it is the home and constant muse of a relatively young art: photography. Since the earliest days of the daguerreotype right up to our time renowned photographers such as Joseph Nicephore Niepce Henri Cartier-Bresson Robert Doisneau and Jeanloup Sieff have lived and worked in the city of lights. Over the years a love affair developed between Paris and photography giving rise to a remarkable record of the metropolis and a telling history of a new art form. This volume takes the reader on numerous walks camera in hand through the streets of Paris. Atmospheric black-and-white photos shot by great photographers over two centuries reveal the dramatic and the tranquil the historic and the everyday – in the capital’s parks and gardens boulevards and backstreets passages and arcades bistros and nightclubs.