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Paris in 1963

I love this series of photos. Some of them could have been taken anywhere during the Sixties: the Mary Quant fashions and girls with their heavy eye-makeup and bouffant hair (even on the ballerinas). But then there are some uniquely Parisian photos too: the street scenes, the elderly couple snoozing in the Louve, the stamp collectors and the amphibious car crossing the Seine!

Below: Girl dancing at a discotheque, Paris 1963

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Paris 1960s

Woman looking out her window at street with pigeons lining the pavement below her.

Swinging 60s Paris

Young Parisians dancing at a discotheque.

Paris 1960s

Young Parisian woman with a Mary Quant hairstyle at a discotheque.

Swinging 60s Paris

Two young Parisian women on a balcony.

Swinging 60s Paris

Young Parisian women dancing together at a discotheque.

Parisians at a pavement cafe 1960s

Parisians at a pavement cafe.

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Dancing at a basement disco

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Parisian children playing in the street.

Driving an amphibious car into the river Seine. 1960s

Driving an amphibious car into the river Seine.

Two weary American tourists resting on sofa in gallery of the Louvre. 1960s

Two weary American tourists resting on sofa in gallery of the Louvre.

Ballerinas at the Paris Opera doing their barre in rehearsal room.

Ballerinas at the Paris Opera doing their barre in rehearsal room.

91 year-old painter visiting the Louvre.

91 year-old painter visiting the Louvre.

Boys play fighting in the street

Boys play fighting in the street

Stamp collectors trading stamps on the Avenue Matignon.

Stamp collectors trading stamps on the Avenue Matignon.

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Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt. Image source and copyright: Time LIFE archives

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