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Kai Jünemann: My Paris
Kai Jünemann has photographed some of the most distinguished names in art, music and fashion, from Hubert de Givenchy to Charlotte Gainsbourg. He takes Global Blue on a tour of the last remaining truly bohemian parts of Paris
Friday, 20 July, 2012 by Paulina Szmydke
Photographer Kai Jünemann
Where were you born?
Where do you live
I divide my time between Berlin and Paris. In Paris I live in Gambetta, where I love the international mix and the city’s incredibly well-preserved architecture.
Which city is your
favourite shopping destination?
Berlin, because the mixture of improvised DIY and luxury existing side by side really intrigues me.
Which are your
favourite Paris stores?
The Merci concept store, to look and marvel; Comptoir Général, to rummage in and relax; American Apparel, to stock up on basics.
And your favourite
Chez Nenesse is simple, good and typical; Aux Petit Oignons has old-style, traditional French atmosphere with excellent service and a good mix of people; Vivant is a beautiful venue with delicious food and fabulous wine.
Do you have a
favourite local café or bar?
Café Cannibale – I appreciate its overall character of good music, interesting people and the restaurant/bar combo.
Where do you take
Around the canal and to the Marais. You will find a whole bunch of eclectic cafés and shops there – and it’s not snobby yet.
Where do you like to
Silencio – early in the evening it’s fairly private, with a little movie theatre, concerts and great cocktails.
Do you have a
favourite Paris walk?
Along the canal.
In your opinion,
what’s the best attraction in Paris?
The banks of the Seine at the weekends, when they close the streets to traffic. That’s a beautiful walk, too, with the best view of old Paris.
Which do you think is
the best museum in Paris?
The Palais de Tokyo.
What insider tip
would you offer to visitors?
Explore the city on foot – stroll from quarter to quarter. You will see each one of them has its own charms. And, unlike other cities, Paris’s neighbourhoods are quite small.
Where do you most
like to travel for inspiration?
What can’t you live
Photography books on real paper!
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