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  • Aug 10, 2014 · 12:45 PM
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If you like walking, taking pictures and meeting other people, this event is for you! : )

This is a PHOTOGRAPHY EVENT with a theme. And for its ninth edition, the theme will be the CANALS of PARIS :)

During this walk we will have the opportunity to take pictures of:
- FROM THE BOAT : the street art creations along the Canal de l’Ourcq, Parc de la Villette & the Geode, the Paris Plage installations at Bassin de la Villette : deckchairs, boules pitches, watersports (canoeing, rowing, small boats, electrical boats, water roller tubes, …)
- ON FOOT : la Rotonde de Stalingrad, le Point Ephémère, le Jardin Villemin, beautiful riverbanks, water, trees, bridges, buildings, doors, windows, restaurants, shops, terraces, people…, Place de la Bastille and Pont de Sully.

Do not hesitate to come alone or with your friends. Everyone interested in this event is welcome :)

The meeting point will be at 12:45 hours, but we will wait 15 minutes (maximum) for everyone before we start walking : )

Feel free to click to join the event :)

Friendly yours,
Smiling Marion

An emergency case? You can text me or call ma at this number: 


The 40-minute boat trip costs 1€, so don’t forget to bring some cash with you :)

Alternative: if you want to skip the boat trip you can meet us at 14:00 at the fountain of La Rotonde de Stalingrad. Kindly note that we will quickly continue our walk so there will be no waiting at the fountain, so I recommend you to be at the fountain in advance if you don’t want to miss us :)


As we will be a group : we will have to cooperate in order to avoid being in each other’s way. Therefore I would like to kindly ask you to keep in mind these simple principles during the shootings:

- Be patient & respectful to the others
- Be aware of what the others are doing, trying to take pictures of… (so you don’t stand in the way or shove anyone accidentally)
- And please give each other space to think, adjust settings, take pictures… :)

During the FREE PHOTO WALKS it is everyone’s responsibility to stay with the group (or not too far from the group). 


Please bring a bottle of WATER (to prevent dehydration) and wear GOOD SHOES.

On a sunny day: please consider wearing a CAP or HAT (to prevent a sunstroke) and also putting on some SUNCREAM (to avoid getting sunburnt).
On a rainy day: don’t forget your UMBRELLA


As the Free Photo Walks are NOT guided tours nor photography classes:

- I will not make any comments about Paris or anything else along the walk. However, any Free Photo Walker can share any knowledge he/she might have about Paris. That’s up to each of you :)

- Please do not expect to get any photography lessons and please do not talk to someone just to get advices. Of course, any Free Photo Walker can give advices to another Free Photo Walker if he/she wish to do so. That’s up to each of you on an interpersonal basis :) 


Please remember that the aims of this Free Photo Walk are WALKING, SHOOTING and MEETING NEW PEOPLE :) This will allow us all (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert photographers) to spend a wonderful day together :)

So it’s simple : bring your camera, your cheerful mood and let’s share a common passion! :D


If you do not know the French law regarding image reproduction rights (droit à l’image), please follow the links below (written in French):


English articles:
French articles:,16 (une astuce m’a vraiment fait rire)


For those who wish to share their work accomplished during this FREE PHOTO WALK, you are welcome to join the facebook group FREE PHOTO WALKS PARIS: 

Joining the Facebook group will also offer you the opportunity to

★ easily stay in contact with the other FREE PHOTO WALKERS, 

★ and also be informed of "BONS PLANS PHOTO" in Paris :)


Sunday afternoon it is supposed to be sunny with some rain :)

I will check the weather forecast again Saturday evening at 22:00.

- If the forecast indicates “rain+sun” or “cloudy”: the Free Photo Walk will still be ON : )
- If the forecast indicates “rain” or ‘ligthning”: the Free Photo Walk will be cancelled. (Kindly note that if the event is cancelled, you will be notified by email Saturday evening.)

I hope to meet you all soon :) If it is not this time, maybe it will be next time :)

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  • Vincent-s

    Very good session the "freephoto walkers" were great and many thanks to Smiling Marion :)

    1 · August 10, 2014

  • Smiling M.

    Thank you for coming this afternoon :) It was very nice to meet you all and I hope you enjoyed the walk as much as I did :) I will share my pictures on the facebook group.
    Feel free to share yours either here on meetup or on the facebook group :)
    I hope to see you again soon :) For now I can guarantee that there will be FreePhotoWalks scheduled every week-end for the next 2 months :)

    1 · August 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    completely screwd up the start time,
    sorry! i hope i didn't prevent anybody from joining this walk.
    c u at the secong walk

    August 10, 2014

  • ValerieIM

    Hi Marion, woke up late today :-( I'll join you at the second meetup this afternoon

    August 10, 2014

  • Jane M.

    So sorry to pull out at the last minute but something has come up and I'm afraid I'll be too late.

    August 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    As the weather is unpredictable and it takes me an hour to travel to Paris, I'm going to miss today :( a great idea for a photo walk.

    August 10, 2014

    • Smiling M.

      No problem :) Thank you for updating your RSVP :) Have a nice sunday :) See you maybe next time :)

      August 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, what about the weather ? It seems it will rain all day long :-(

    August 10, 2014

    • Smiling M.

      Check your emails :) I sent an email about that last night :)

      August 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    hey guys,
    how about bringing my tripod?

    August 7, 2014

    • Smiling M.

      Hi Marco :) Of course you can bring your tripod. There will be some stops during the walk. See you on Sunday :)

      August 7, 2014

  • Thomas P.

    Oh... I've been meaning to try one of those boat cruises but I'lll be in Finland... Oh well, at least I have a good excuse not to join you ;) Have fun!

    1 · August 6, 2014

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