Music is good.

Do you play an instrument or sing?

I play the flute…

You play the flute?

No… I don't actually play an instrument.

Do you sing at home sometimes?


What songs are popular with kids at the moment?

What do you like at the moment?

Sexy Lady…

It's not really though is it, you like Stromae don't you.

You must know the lyrics right?


Better than me.

In fact, he likes to listen to the radio, things like NRJ, he listens to similar things to me I think.

Have you got any more examples? No?

And what do you like to listen to at home?

I listen to older music, or music that's not necessarily from here or popular at the moment. I'm really into pop rock, Radiohead, that kind of music.

Are there some artists that mean more to you than others?

Radiohead, Pavement, Patti Smith, a real classic… Elliott Smith. I'm not really up to date in what I listen to at all! And it's not French music by any stretch of the imagination.

But still I like French music, I like Gainsbourg too but there you have it, even Alain Souchon... I'm not really sure what he's up to.


Scroll down to explore the sights and sounds at the top of the Buttes-Chaumont.

Wander up to the top of the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont on a sunny weekend and chances are you will find a wedding party swamped by reflectors, lenses and the all important photographer trying to get the perfect snap.

You can understand why they choose this spot; the views of the violet rooftops and up to Montmartre are breathtaking.

Another characteristic feature of the park are the joggers, everywhere you turn someone is stretching or striding ahead on their daily run. It forms a unique mix – joggers, weddings and locals whiling away a couple of hours.

It’s a peaceful spot and somewhere to go to escape the sounds of the city. The Parc des Buttes-Chaumont used to be a gypsum quarry, cutting a striking industrial silhouette across Paris. In 1867 Baron Haussmann redesigned the park and the form of the park has barely changed since. This came as part of a wide-spread urban transformation that affected the whole of Paris, creating the famous wide boulevards that now characterise its streets.

The small pavilion at the top of the park is called the Temple Sybille and it’s easy to forget the urban landscape for a moment. Have a listen to the birdsong and bells ringing from the temple in the clip below.