Chronicles of Old Paris: Exploring the Historic City of Light

Chronicles of Old Paris: Exploring the Historic City of Light by BAXTER JOHN


ISBN
9780984633425
Published
Binding
Paperback
Pages
287
Dimensions
133 x 203mm

***AUSTRALIAN AUTHOR*** New guide features dramatic true stories spanning 2,000 years of French history plus 8 walking tours. Discover one of the world's most fascinating and beautiful cities through 30 dramatic true stories spanning the rich history of Paris. From the headless walk of Saint Denis to the séances of the Surrealists, John Baxter leads 8 walking tours following in the footsteps of Marie Antoinette, Napoleon, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Ernest Hemingway and the many other innovators, artists and expats who found inspiration in the City of Light. The third title in Museyon's acclaimed "Chronicles" series, 'Chronicles of Old Paris: Exploring the Historic City of Light' is enjoyable for history buffs and Paris tourists alike. It includes: ? 29 meticulously researched stories including dramatic episodes from the lives of Marie Antoinette, Napoleon, Josephine Baker, Coco Chanel, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and many more ? 29 detailed maps ? 400 + photographs and illustrations of Paris past and present ? 8 walking tours visiting major landmarks and historical sites including the Eiffel Tower, Napoleon's tomb, Notre-Dame de Paris, the Luxembourg Gardens and much, much more. ? Listings of famous (and infamous) cafes and cabarets for a taste of Paris's past AUTHOR: John Baxter is an Australian-born writer, journalist and filmmaker; he has called Paris home since 1989. He is the author of numerous books including the autobiographical 'Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas', 'We'll Always Have Paris: Sex and Love in the City of Light' and the blockbuster 'The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris'. REVIEWS: Praise for 'Chronicles of Old New York' "A fun, intelligent walk through New York's past" ? Library Journal "Packs a good bit of history into one handy source" ? Publisher's Weekly Praise for John Baxter's 'The Most Beautiful Walk in the World' "A man with a great appreciation of what makes Paris tick."? Newsday "Anyone who loves Paris and loves to walk will feel this book was written just for them ... Charming." ? USA Today "A splendid memoir ... Reading The Most Beautiful Walk in the World is the next best thing to a Paris vacation." ? Boston Globe MUSEYON GUIDES CHRONICLES SERIES 9780984633449 Chronicles of Old Rome: Exploring Italy's Eternal City 9780984633401 Chronicles of Old Boston: Exploring New England's Historic Capital 9780984633487 Chronicles of Old Chicago: Exploring the History and Lore of the Windy City 9780984633418 Chronicles of Old Las Vegas: Exposing Sin City's High-Stakes History 9780984633432 Chronicles of Old London: Exploring Historic Neighborhoods 9780982232064 Chronicles of Old New York: Exploring Manhatten's Landmark Neighbors 9780984633425 Chronicles of Old Paris: Exploring the Historic City of Light
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