The Streets of Paris: a guide to the City of Light following in the footsteps of famous Parisians throughout history by Susan Cahill

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 12:56pm -- JGranatino

Much more than a city guide, this book describes the quartiers of La Ville-Lumière with an emphasis on obscure and unanticipated pleasures. It delves into the rich history of particular streets and landmarks from Île de la Cité to the Left Bank and the famous – and sometimes infamous – citizens associated with them. In the words of Richard Cobb, “Paris should be both walkable and walked, if the limitless variety, the unexpectedness, the provincialism, the rusticity, the touching eccentricity are to be appreciated.” Cahill has also authored Hidden Gardens: A Guide to the Parks, Squares, and Woodlands of the City of Light (2012). Whether you are planning a trip in the near future to Paris or are an armchair Francophile, this book will inform and delight.

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