Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/09/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Tripods in Paris
From: "Anthony Atkielski" <>
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 23:44:50 +0200

From: <>
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 1999 21:16
Subject: Re: [Leica] Tripods in Paris

> I read that you used to have to get a permit, but that
> was abolished a couple of years ago.

Last time I read about it, yes, you needed permits, but I don't know if that has
changed since then.  It was so depressing that I never looked it up again.
Maybe I'll have to look into it.

> I was there a couple months ago and saw a lot of people
> photographing at night in the Place de la Concorde with
> tripods and nobody was being asked for permits by the police.

That is merely light enforcement.  In France, everything is permitted, even that
which is forbidden.

  -- Anthony