The Other Paris

Paris, City of Light, the city of fine dining and seductive couture and intellectual hauteur, was until fairly recently always accompanied by its shadow – the city of the poor, the outcast, the criminal, the eccentric, the willfully nonconforming. In ‘The Other Paris’, Luc Sante gives us a panoramic view of that alternative metropolis, which has all but vanished but whose traces are in the bricks and stones of the contemporary city, in the culture of France itself and, by extension, throughout the world.

First Broadcast:

Monday - Friday, 22nd-26th February 2016 at 09:45 on BBC Radio 4

Production Credits:

Writer: Luc Sante
Abridger: Pete Nichols
Reader: Simon Russell-Beale
Broadcast Assistant: Holly Slater
Sound Engineer: Jon Calver
Producer: Karen Rose
Music: Tristana by Nils Frahm, Nue by Nils Frahm, A Batignolles by Aristide Bruant, A Saint Lazare by Eugenie Buffet, J’ai L’Cafard by Frehel, La Java Bleue by Frehel, La Mauvaise Priere by Damia, La Chaine by Damia, Mon Legionnaire by Edith Piaf & La Chanson Des Fortifs by Frehel

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