The Most Beautiful Walk in the World : A Pedestrian in Paris

The Most Beautiful Walk in the World : A Pedestrian in Paris

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John Baxter
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • Publication date: 2011
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Weight: 0.22 kg Note that the actual book cover may differ from the picture

Splendid... Reading The Most Beautiful Walk in the World is the next best thing to a Paris vacation. -Boston Globe Anyone who loves Paris and loves to walk will feel this book was written just for them. -USA Today In this enchanting national bestseller, acclaimed author and long-time expat Paris resident John Baxter draws on his experience guiding literary walking tours through the city to proved a delightful walker's guide to France's capital. Baxter sets off with unsuspecting tourists in tow on the trail of Paris's legendary artists and writers of the past. Along the way, he tells the history of Paris through a brilliant cast of characters: the favorite cafés of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and James Joyce; Pablo Picasso's underground Montmartre haunts; the bustling boulevards of the late-nineteenth-century flâneurs; the secluded Little Luxembourg gardens beloved by Gertrude Stein; the alleys where revolutionaries plotted; and finally Baxter's own favorite walk near his home in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.