While it feels clich?d to assign the lilting La Vie En Rose, made particularly famous by French icon Edith Piaf,?as an anthem for the city of lights, I think it's a perfectly?fitting soundtrack for a town so full of beauty. Seriously, every corner looks like a photograph to hang on the wall of some sad American version of a “bistro”.
The song was the title of last year's big Piaf biography (which I've yet to see) and it's been featured in countless movies, shows and commercials (Sabrina, Wall-E, and Natural Born Killers, just to name a few of the better ones — but it appears in The Bucket List too).
It's also been covered by numerous artists, most famously perhaps by Brix Picks fave Grace Jones (side note: I just caught a few minutes of Boomerang and fell in love with the Amazon all over after seeing her emerge from a huge wooden crate that had been flown in by helicopter on a gladiator chariot driven by half naked men).
But really it's Piaf's version that hits the spot best and truly evokes all the wonders the magnificent city.