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In 1883, Georges Nagelmackers invented a legendary train: the Orient-Express. On the journey from Paris to Constantinople, the High-Life lifestyle magazine distributed to travelers featured stories about the cities of the world, artistic life and beautiful craftsmanship.

 

2020 celebrates the rebirth of High-Life. An exploration of the world as seen by a new generation of artists, creators and photographers. From postcards, inner journeys, moments of stillness and creative rendez-vous to after-midnight adventures, High-Life tells stories reserved for those who love to dream.

Orient-Express: Relive the legend in 10 photos

Published by Textuel and co-authored by historian Arthur Mettetal and exhibition curator Eva Gravayat, the book “Orient-Express & Co” unveils a never-before-seen photographic archive.
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Istanbul and its people by Pierre Belhassen

The story of a photographer in search of moments of grace. The photographer Pierre Belhassen adores Istanbul.

Christoph Niemann: “a train transforms chaos into a moment of poetry”

High-Life invites you to discover our global community of Travelers. Our first guest: illustrator Christopher Niemann.

Matisse in 3D

Launched as a way to celebrate the audacity and genius of painter Henri Matisse, Maison Matisse, revived by his heirs, showcases pieces meant to convey all of the artist’s poetry.

Room with a view,
La Horde’s hypnotic ballet

High is a space of breathing, dreaming and freedom. Episode 1: The organic dance of La Horde’s ballet.

The jewels of the Orient-Express

In 2011, the SNCF, bought seven historic cars from the 1920s and entrusted Orient Express with their complete restoration. They put the design in the hands of exceptional artisans.

In the heart of the Cyclades,
the island that never sleeps

From bewitching Rebetiko songs with electronic echoes to torchlit walks, nights on this small island in the Cyclades make people sing out and dance without a care in the world.

Eyes Wide Shut

An essential for sleepy travelers, the night mask is the ultimate remedy for tired eyes and pale, fatigued faces. Here are High-Life’s picks for every night of the week.
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Morocco on edge, by Gustaf von Arbin

The adventures of photographer and illustrator Gustaf Von Arbin in Morocco.