“I just wanna take her back to a time when everything was calmer, out in Paris on a terrace watching the Eiffel Tower, and a Ferris wheel yet and still, nothing could prepare us, for the beauty that you be, Blue be”
Jay Z was seen blowing bubbles with Blue Ivy in Paris on Friday, the day after Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour stop in the French capital.
Royal Chapel of Versailles, May 2016. by Sabrina Danielle.
Photographed when I visited the Chateau de Versailles, France. The Sun King (Louis XIV) loved music and dance and thus had a gigantic gilded organ in this royal chapel where the King and his family would hold mass.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé, spotted walking around Paris on April 25, 2011. Hov and Bey were in the City of Love with friends and family to celebrate their third wedding anniversary, which had passed earlier that month. Never one to pass an opportunity to get work done, the couple also put in work on this trip.
Beyoncé and Parisian photographer Greg Gex also took the time to shoot the album package for her fourth studio album 4 on the rooftop of the Hôtel Le Meurice in Paris on April 23, 2011. The $22,000-a-night, 19th-century palace-turned-hotel is a favorite of Hov and Bey’s when visiting the French capital. They usually stay in the Belle Etoile suite, which takes up most of the seventh floor, and features a stunning view of the City of Love: “I just wanna take her back to a time when everything was calmer, out in Paris on a terrace watching the Eiffel Tower, and a Ferris wheel…“
Kanye West flew in and joined Hov and Bey at the Meurice around the 25th of April, and the rappers set up a makeshift studio in the penthouse Belle Etoile suite to continue working on their Watch the Throne collaboration album. It was during this session that they recorded the infamous ‘Niggas in Paris’ - Hit-Boy had sent ‘Ye a bunch of beats and this one stood out to The Throne. The-Dream was also in the city, so he stopped by the
Hôtel and helped produce the Parisian-lifestyle inspired track.
Also, as we know from his Blue Ivy dedication track Glory, Hov claimed that it was during this Paris trip that she was conceived by her superstar parents: ”You don’t yet know what swag is but you was made in Paris, and Mama woke up the next day and shot her album package…”