Paris for Dreamers: Whimsical Walks Through the City of Light's Delights
by Katrina Lawrence
(Paris for Dreamers)
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This is a wonderfully unique guidebook for all lovers of Paris, and travellers to the City of Light -- even those of the armchair variety.
Following on from Paris Dreaming: What the City of Light Taught Me About Life, Love & Lipstick, author and journalist Katrina Lawrence returns to the subject of her favourite city, with Paris for Dreamers: Whimsical Walks Through the City of Light's Delights.
As your virtual walking tour guide, Katrina will help you discover a Paris that sparkles all the more.
Paris for Dreamers is a collection of 25 inspired strolls, which not only take you on particular Parisian paths, but also tell you singular stories about Paris, to enhance your appreciation of this beguiling city.
Discover Paris's most fabulous architectural follies, and swoon at the city's most breathtaking views. Look at Paris through the Impressionists' eyes, and Montmartre in a new rose-tinted light. See the Louvre for the glamorous living palace it once was. Visit the Left Bank of the original bohemians, the Saint-Germain of the philosophers, and the Marais of sixteenth-century salon society.
These whimsical walks unlock all sorts of portals into the past. Revel in a bubbly Belle Époque, party it up in Rococo Paris, or shop as they did in the nineteenth century. Imagine the city as the glamorous Gothic island town it once was. Further back in time still, find the remnants from Paris's Roman period.
Expertly researched, and chatty in tone, this is a book that informs as much as entertains and inspires. With each walk, you'll collect all sorts of fascinating trivia, from the stories behind bridges and buildings, to the origins of the restaurant, the picnic, carousels, and much more.
Along the way, you'll also meet some of history's most captivating people, such as the Marquise de Pompadour, Colette, Coco Chanel, Héloïse and Abélard, Audrey Hepburn, Ernest Hemingway, Marcel Proust and Voltaire. And literature's most colourful characters, too: Cinderella, Madame ...
Length: 277 Pages (4,870 KB)Lending: EnabledAdded: Aug 17th, 2019