Beyond the Eiffel Tower...

There's more to Paris than the Eiffel Tower. From seduction classes to roof-top barbeques and floating cinemas, 24 Hours Paris is your around-the-clock guide to what's on, when, beyond the tourist track.

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11 a.m. - Kahn Do

He was a man of great ambition: to capture humans from across the globe using colour photography. Nowadays, that doesn’t seem too lofty. But back in Albert Kahn’s time – the start of the twentieth century – such technology was still in its infancy. Hoping his project would create world peace, the wealthy Kahn sent more than fifty photographers around the world, from Vietnam to Norway. From 1909 to 1931, they snapped 72,000 autochromes of a world in flux: from the last Celtic villages in Ireland to the collapse of the Austro- Hungarian empire.

Located at Kahn’s former residence, the Albert Kahn Museum displays what Kahn called ‘The Archives of the Planet’. Kahn’s philosophy of bringing the world together is also evident in his garden, which consists of Japanese, French, English and even African wildlife. Take a stroll around the world and see the past in living colour.

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