Historic Paris WalksBook - 2006
Globe Fearon Co
From the author of the acclaimed Historic London Walks, the story of Paris through the centuries is told through a series of entertaining and revealing walks, bringing to life the many histories of the French capital for both seasoned visitors and first time tourists. Inside, there is a map for each walk, together with clear instructions and author recommended cafés and restaurants, and 16 pages of stunning color photography.
Recreating over 2000 years of the city’s history, from the ancient catacombs to Le Defense,Historic Paris Walks, takes the reader on ten specially commissioned rambles around the celebrated metropolis; each walk will introduce the people, personalities, events and ideas that have defined the city through the centuries and give the metropolis its unique identity. Discover the lost generation’s favourite bookshop on the Rive Gauche, how the Louvre came to be built, the difference between a boulevardier, a flanuer and a pyschogeographer, and where to find the Isle of the Cows. Involving many specialists on different historic periods, the author has created a book that provides both illuminating background reading as well as an invaluable reference tool to this most beguiling of cities.
Publisher: London : Cadogan Guides, 2006
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 914.436 HISTO
Characteristics: 221 pages