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This 50 minute multimedia show retraces the city’s history in a state-of-the-art-theater. The 2,000 years since Paris’s birth unroll to the music of such musicians as Verdi and Piaf. Maps, portraits and scenes from dramatic times are projected on the large screen as a running commentary heard through headphones in one of 14 languages. It gives many details about the art, architecture, and events of Paris. Many visitors come here for a preview of what they want to see, others stop for an in-depth look at what they’ve already visited.

Guide to France - BORCH Map

One good place to start a visit to Paris is at Paris Story, an award-winning multimedia presentation. This fifty minute show uses twenty-five projectors, period music, and headphones with choice of fourteen languages as it charts the history of the city. Parents and teenagers will get a great overview of the development of major cities in general and Paris in particular, while younger kids will spend their time happily fiddling with the headphones and enjoying a symphony of rich sounds and images.

Take your kids to Europe

A 50 minute audiovisual romp through Paris’ 2000 year history hosted by Victor Hugo with headset commentary in 14 different languages.

Lonely Planet

...this film offers a painless overview of the city’s turbulent and brillant past, covering 2,000 yeras in 50 fast-moving minutes. The theater’s wide-screen projection and cushy chairs provide a break from bad weather and sore feet, and the movie usually works for kids...

Rick Steves Paris

An excellent introduction to your visit to Paris.From Lutetia to present-day Paris, the city’s history and its monuments: an audiovisual show on a panoramic screen.

Practical Paris - Michelin

The Paris Story multimédia show is an enjoyable history of Paris "narrated" by Victor Hugo with simultaneous translation in English. The 50 min film uses a kaleidoscope of computer-generated images and archive footage set against a luscious classical-music soundtrack.

The Mini Rough Guide

Victor Hugo is your "guide" on this 50 min split-screen presentation of Paris and its history, with spectacular photography and tasteful musical accompaniment with St-Sens’s Organ Symphony employed to majestic effect. It’s a fun introduction to the city.

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