C’etait un Rendezvous

I was reminded of this film by a post on Jalopnik today. It’s been a while since I last watched it, and I’ve visited Paris in the mean time. So I kept spotting parts of the city I’ve walked through, in particular the Champs Elysee all the way from the Arc de Triomphe to the Louvre and the alleys around Montmartre. A little searching found this overlay of the route on a satellite photo.

Of course, the joy of watching something so audacious and exhilirating is tempered by the knowledge that there are too many people out there who think they can drive like this all the time and get away with it. Not everyone is Claude Lelouch and too many pedestrians die as a result.

Enjoy this on your computer, go play a racing game, then get on your bike and go around town at sensible speeds.