Paris isn’t just the city of lights, or even the city of museums…
Paris is its sounds and noises, this myriad of sounds which meet, overlap, and intertwine the voice of many different Parisians…
‘Ecouter Paris‘ has created a way in which you can discover Paris through listening to the myriad of sounds right from the very comfort of your own home. The small virtual tour on this site has been created by a collection of sounds by ‘atelier du bruit‘, allowing you to discover the city through a variety of different guide options: « landscapes », short stories and documentaries that combine natural and voice sounds without dialogue, »walks » a guide with resident who is acutely sensitive to sound environment, »testimonies » stories around sounds experienced or dreamed of, told by inhabitants or passers-by, »snapshots », when pushing through the door of a cafe, a shop, a building, we boarded a bus and also « Once », pieces of audio archives to listen to the passage of time.
Made with great delicacy and poetic attention to detail, the site is built slowly, regularly enriched by new sounds, new voices, and just click on an area map of Paris with soft colours to choose the kind of headphone system we have available.
This is giving a new meaning to explore the city freely, making you enjoy Paris with your ears wide open.
G.L.A Hotels, the luxury hotels specialist