Filmmaker Guy Jones, who skillfully restores vintage film footage to video quality, has taken separate reels of footage taken by the Lumiére company and put it into a single, seamless video. The video is a wonderful tour various locations within the city of Paris from 1896-1900 during the height of the La Belle Époque.
Slowed down footage to a natural rate and added in sound for ambiance. These films were taken by the Lumière company.
Notre-Dame Cathedral (1896)
Alma Bridge (1900)
Avenue des Champs-Élysées (1899)
Place de la Concorde (1897)
Passing of a fire brigade (1897)
Tuileries Garden (1896)
Moving walkway at the Paris Exposition (1900)
The Eiffel Tower from the Rives de la Seine à Paris (1897)
Jones is currently raising funds through GoFundMe in order continue his mission to restore and post vintage footage.
I track down, restore and compile rare old historical film footage and recordings from the 1880s-mid 20th century. But my living situation is unfortunately changing and I will also be needing a new computer soon – the problem is that I work a full time job (unrelated to this) but am still rather poor. It takes a lot of time to put these videos together! If you like what I’ve been doing with my youtube channel please consider helping me out to keep production running smoothly!