Film ID:
YFA 3371

WEEKEND IN PARIS

1957

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Description

Made by Eric Bolderson, this film documents a weekend trip to Paris with friends seeing the sights and going to a race meeting.

Title - Week End in Paris

The film begins with a train pulling out of Leeds Railway Station and some of the city is filmed as the train makes its way. Inside the train carriage the group sit talking, with some reading, Eric with his feet up, and others playing cards. One reads Weekend magazine, others check the racing results on the radio. They are then served a three course meal. Next a train is seen crossing a bridge over the Seine going into Paris and arriving at St. Lazare station. They get off the train and make their way out. Outside the station are city streets busy with traffic. They visit several sights, including the Eiffel Tower, painters at Montmartre and Sacre Coeur. They go along the Champs-Élysées towards the Place Charles De Gaulle.

The group walk around the shops and sit outside cafes. After a long tour around the city both by coach and on foot they go to a race course. Here they pose with an African seller wearing a colourful costume. The film shows the spectators, horses, jockeys and some races.