Arrondissement de paris

Bonus
2,828
XVIII
2,825
XVII
2,824
XV
2,822
XIX
2,826
XIII
2,820
XII
2,819
XI
2,818
X
2,817
VIII
2,815
VII
2,814
VI
2,813
V
2,812
IX
2,816
I, II, III et IV
2,811
XX
2,827

Parisii / XX

Last arrondissement of Paris, the XXth will actually be the last before last before last for Parisii! The exploration of the city keeps on, street by street, and even if it takes a bit of time, it is counterbalanced by some golden nuggets of spots! This area delivers some surprises on top of the downhill routes it is known for. Yes, the XXth has more to offer than the Père-Lachaise cemetery and Jim Morrison's grave! Get on board for a virtual session that might even get the locals to leave the République Plaza for once…
And remember, you can find all Parisii, since its beginning, here.

Parisii XVIII

Second to most populated arrondissement of the city, the XVIIIth is a fascinating cocktail, in between highly touristic spots and a social and cultural diversity that surely ranked it quite high amongst the infamous "no go zones" of Fox News… All this actually makes for one of the most representative areas of Paris, for all its contradictions and its richness. Plus, this arrondissement is built on hills, which can only add to it all!
When it comes to Parisii, the XVIIIth is also a mix of sorts, as Greg Dezecot and Olivier Fanchon have decided to invite the new generation along, including its filmers. Expect to see new faces, on spots rarely seen, but all still cooked à la Parisii!
You can follow all Parisii, since the beginning, here.

Parisii XIX

Our Paris visit, orchestrated by Greg Dezecot and Olivier Fanchon continues! The XIXth arrondissement on its own, both improbable cultural patchwork and an often heterogeneous mix of classic Paris landscape with already dated modern architecture, would already be the ideal playground, but this edit goes a bit further. This is the first collaboration of the project creators with Matias Elichabehere, a musician whose work you would already know from Minuit, Soleil Levant, or Lenz2… Matias even filmed quite a lot for this, on top of cutting a custom fit soundtrack, offering you a quite special Parisii episode. Enjoy with both eyes and ears!

Parisii V / VI / VII

We had announced the longest episode since Parisii debuted… Well, Greg Dezecot and Olivier Fanchon deliver! Here is more than ten minutes of raw Parisian skateboarding, exploring the shores of the Seine and areas more known for their tourist sites… And, nope, the Eiffel Tower pounds haven't been drained recently! But, this is still a trip worth boarding, trust us!

Parisii is a Live exclusive – kindly supported by Nike SB– and a work in progress, so if you want to contribute a trick or a spot, feel free to join in! Meanwhile, stay tuned, with the map. And you can still read an interview of the two directors in the BONUS section!

Parisii V / VI / VII trailer!

Greg Dezecot and Olivier Fanchon are about to drop the longest episode since the beginning of the adventure, and had prepared that trailer as a surprise for the Parisian premiere of Static IV… These two are locked in their dungeon polishing the last details of the part dedicated to three arrondissements by the Seine, and rich in often famous spots. But this should help you wait for a few more hours!

Parisii VIII / IX

Our Paris visit continues, this time in the area of the City that most likely stacks the most marble in town, sadly being also under heavy protection, as no one should mess with your Champs Élysées shopping experience! That did not seem to bother the Parisii heads too much! This hi-energy edit should help you reach out for Spring… Parisii is a Live exclusive – kindly supported by Nike SB– and a work in progress, so if you want to contribute a trick or a spot, feel free to join in! Meanwhile, stay tuned, with the map. And you can still read an interview of the two directors in the BONUS section!

 

Parisii X

Our Paris visit continues, this time hitting the Xth arrondissement, following the construction of the new République plaza, now the epicenter of skateboarding in Paris… And of non skating, also… Fear not, they have managed to escape the perfect ledges, and have even found some hidden treasures! Parisii is a Live exclusive – kindly supported by Nike SB– and a work in progress, so if you want to contribute a trick or a spot, feel free to join in! Meanwhile, stay tuned, with the map. And you can still read an interview of the two directors in the BONUS section!

Parisii XV

Our Paris visit continues, this time hitting the XVth arrondissement, strangely enough the most populated area in the city, while often looking partly deserted… It also features some of the most impressing "this is what the future will look like" architecture, gone horribly wrong. Sounds like a great place to go for a spot hunt, doesn't it? Parisii is a Live exclusive – kindly supported by Nike– and a work in progress, so if you want to contribute a trick or a spot, feel free to join in! Meanwhile, stay tuned, with the map. And you can still read an interview of the two directors in the BONUS section!

Parisii XI

Our Paris visit continues, this time hitting the XIth arrondissement, an area you might recognize some staple Parisian spots from, but that keeps sprouting new ones. This montage –the longuest, so far– also features many new faces and special guests: enjoy! Parisii is a Live exclusive – kindly supported by Nike– and a work in progress, so if you want to contribute a trick or a spot, feel free to join in! Meanwhile, stay tuned, with the map. And you can still read an interview of the two directors in the BONUS section!

Parisii I, II, III and IV

The Paris visit continues, this time keeping it central! The city’s first four arrondissements are the smaller ones, but are still rich in spots… Only negative point: you have to share them with the 27 millions of tourists passing by each year! Parisii is a Live exclusive – kindly supported by Nike– and a work in progress, so if you want to contribute a trick or a spot, feel free to join in! Meanwhile, stay tuned, with the map. And you can still read an interview of the two directors in the BONUS section!

Parisii XIII

The Paris visit continues, this time keeping it central! The city’s first four arrondissements are the smaller ones, but are still rich in spots… Only negative point: you have to share them with the 27 millions of tourists passing by each year!

Parisii is a Live exclusive, and a work in progress, so if you want to contribute a trick or a spot, feel free to join in! Meanwhile, stay tuned, with the map. And you can still read an interview of the two directors in the BONUS section!

Parisii XII, part 2!

The XIIth had been the second arrondissement to get explored Parisii style… But looks like the neighborhood is laced with spots, as –surprise!– a second part just dropped! Looks like Paris is shaking these days. Another Live exclusive production, featuring Mathias Labelle, Steve Mallet, Rémy Taveira, Martin Keller, Kevin Rodrigues and many more!

When done with this one, you can check out the rest of the city on the map. Stay tuned! You can also read an interview of the two directors in the BONUS section!

 

Parisii XII

Second arrondissement to get explored Parisii style: the XIIth… And it is a busy one, trust us! Another Live exclusive production, featuring Mathias Labelle, Steve Mallet, Guillaume Caraccioli, Jon Monier, Kevin Rodrigues and more!

When done with this one, you can check out the rest of the city on the map. Stay tuned! You can also read an interview of the two directors in the BONUS section!

Parisii XVII

First "arrondissement" to be explored Parisii style, the XVIIth is a perfect introduction to the project…
The rest of the city grand tour will unfold on the map. Stay tuned!

And read an interview of the filmmakers in the BONUS section.

Parisii, it's on!

Our Second Off Size project is an offering from two actors in the French scene, Greg Dezecot and Olivier Fanchon. Filmers, as you call them…Under this rather vague moniker, you can find varied sensibilities and talents. These two got the experience of two full lengths with Frame By Frame and Skate Pistols, and this allows them to have a clear vision of what they want to show you now. And this is also why we decided, with Nike's support, to team up with them. You could sum Parisii up in one feeling: the one of discovering a city full of spots, just there for you! But let them give you the grand tour…

 Jo Dezecot

You should introduce yourselves, first…
Greg: I am 28, and have been living in Paris for three years, now. Originally, I’m from he countryside, a small town of a thousand inhabitants –outside of Tours–, that get their food delivered by crows, with only one spot: a patch of asphalt in front of my house. That’s it! Paris actually happened when I decided to stop working in skateboarding. I was some sort skate class teacher, with that whole organized sport feel, which really isn’t my thing. So, to be more in line with what I like about skateboarding, I decided to find a job in another passion of mine. I have been filming for a long time now, so I decided to work in that field. So, to be a video editor, I moved to Paris, as this is where all the production companies are located…
Olivier: As for me, I’m 31, and not really a Parisian, as I live in the suburbs! [Laughter] I live real close, in Clamart, in the South of Paris. I moved there in 92, I believe. This is where I started skating, in my small town, and to be frank, this is quite recent that I’m more focused on Paris. As soon as you’re out the inner city, you’re a Parisian, but not really… You’re just the suburb guy! [Laughter]

Did you meet around the Frame By Frame video project?
Olivier: Before that…
Greg: Yep, Olivier had been filming with the Nine Yards guys [Defunct French brand, Ed’s Note] and Sam Partaix was their little kid, then! So, he started filming with Sam, and coming to visit him in Tours. We had grown up skating with Sam, so we meet Oliv’ as he became a regular fixture in Tours.
Olivier: Apart from skateboarding, I really fell for the place, I even thought about moving there, at some point.
Greg: After that, I filmed Sam’s skateshop video, Skate Pistols, and Oliv’ gave us a lot of footage. From there, we started doing this website, called Behind The Lens, with Romain Bâtard, where we would post various montages and photos from a bunch of people… We got tired of it, and thought we should end it with a bang, by putting out a full length on DVD, Frame By Frame.
Olivier: What really got us psyched, with Romain, was Ludo Azémar’s Patchwork video. When we saw it, we thought: “Godamm, that guy just put out a full length with all these people in it, on his own!” We were shook! We decided we had to do something…

Steve Mallet / Parisii

Getting ahead, how did the whole Parisii idea developed?
Greg:
It didn’t happen overnight… We finished Frame By Frame six months after I had moved to Paris, and as everybody who has filmed a full length skate video, I just wanted to put the camera in the bag, and go skate. I was tired of carrying stuff, but soon enough I got frustrated by all the spot I would see, here, and couldn’t skate because of my level, let’s say. Speaking with JB Gurliat, a photographer that lives here also, we started toying with the idea of a project about Paris, not its skaters. Then came the idea to stay away from putting out a DVD, but to develop something on the web, around a map. It took a while to get to fruition, after that… Some times, I would get loads of footage, and some others not film one thing in six months, so I would end up thinking I’d never actually do it… Then, last year, I spoke Oliv’ into joining the project and refine it wit me, so it wouldn’t just be my vision.
Olivier: On Frame By Frame, we actually edited one part together, which was the Paris one, incidentally. And we really enjoyed working together. And, also, then, we managed to do something about Paris, while still avoiding the famous spots. So we knew it was doable.
Greg: Also, to break that whole program of “Filming, filming, filming” then edit for three months in a row, we arrived to the concept of a blog where we would upload short montages regularly, which we thought was more modern and in the way of how people watch skateboarding videos nowadays.
Olivier: Basically, Greg is an editor, and I am one also, so we do have a good dynamic together, on that whole level!

Pushing / Parisii

How would you sum up your first idea, and how it id evolves from there?
Olivier: Personally, after Frame By Frame, I kind of wanted to give up on filming skating, which is why I admire Ludo’s endless enthusiasm… Filming skateboard videos is insanely complicated. It is a bit like doing a full-length movie on your own! At a time, Pacôme Gabrillagues had this site where he would post montages of his friends, where they always looked like they had so much fun, while not necessarily trying to film the latest cool trick. And I knew that if I would ever start another skate project, it would be in that spirit. So, when we started talking with Greg, we quickly agree on that format.
Greg: We can’t film everybody and every single spot, but the basic idea is putting out montages that give that sense of good times from the sessions. That’s the heart of Parisii. While the real difficulty is getting the skaters to break out of that format where a video is to showcase your level. Here the subject is the city, and the session… And having fun!
Olivier: Where usually, when you want to have fun, you don’t film! [Laughter]
Greg: Another difficulty, sometimes, is dragging people out of their territories. That, and the weather…
Olivier: We want to show that every little thing can be fun. And I believe that this is what these types of edits gets you more amped to go skate with your buddies then a “serious part”, because you wish you could have been part of that session!
Greg: Hence to idea to make the city the star, not one skater, or a group of skaters. The star is the city and the fun you can have it. But to avoid it to turn into a maelstrom, we logically decided to divide it by districts. So, it is a team effort, between the skaters and us, to showcase Paris and its neighborhood, which are really diverse and rich…
 
Sounds like a good program… Any last word?
Greg: I think both of us would like to really thank all the skaters that have been supportive of the project from the beginning, and who skate with us…
 
From now on, you can follow Parisii on its dedicated space and map.

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