Video: French Cities Come to Life in Mayeul Akpovi's Time-Lapse Movies

These mesmerizing time-lapse videos by photographer Mayeul Akpovi allow you to see several French cities like never before. Combined with captivating soundtracks, the videos show the architecture of Paris, Marseille and Lyon throughout the day with changing light and varying levels of activity. Above, Part I of Paris in Motion displays shots of clouds moving across the sky, reflections on the Le Grande Louvre, La Grande Arche. Check out the remaining six videos after the break.

Part II of Paris in Motion features numerous night shots of the city of lights, with parks and carousels, city lights, and fireworks. Some featured buildings include Centre Georges Pompidou, Notre Dame Cathedral, Chateau de Versailles, Le Palais des Congres de Paris, and Paris Gare Saint Lazare.

In Part III of Paris in Motion, energetic electronic music combines with scenes of car and music shows, interspersed with aerial shots of the city and bustling street life.

Part IV of Paris in Motion shows many of the most famous monuments in Paris.

Part V of Paris in Motion shows shots of commuters going about their day, the street life of the city, and famous locations such as the Moulin Rouge.

Marseille in Motion shows boats speeding across the crystal clear blue water, terra cotta tile roofs, and various locations across the city. You can also catch glimpses of several notable works of contemporary architecture including Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MuCEM) by Rudy Ricciotti, Villa Méditerranée by Boeri Studio, and Norman Foster's mirrored pavillion.

In Lyon highlights beautiful narrow winding streets, sunset views, and historic architecture.

To see more of Akpovi's videos of other cities, see his website here.

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Cite: Evan Rawn. "Video: French Cities Come to Life in Mayeul Akpovi's Time-Lapse Movies" 01 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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