Paris, Paris

Paris, Paris

Journey Into the City of Light

Book - 2011 | 1st rev. ed.
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Presents a guide to the districts of Paris, describing the history, buildings, landscape, social customs, and people of the city in each section.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c2011.
Edition: 1st rev. ed.
ISBN: 9780307886088
0307886085
Branch Call Number: 914.4361 DOWNIE
Characteristics: xiv, 303 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Alternative Title: Journey into the City of Light

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ser_library Mar 22, 2012

a good book to read in stages as the later chapters seemed a bit repetitive

wendybird Aug 22, 2011

A lovely, respectful & very interesting voyage through the streets of Paris....equal billing is given to the grand (Les Halles, eg.) and the minute (a French dog's life). I did find, though, that for maximum enjoyment, I needed my own personal copy of One Thousand Buildings of Paris & other photo rich sources beside me to fully engage with Downie's descriptions. Anyone who adores the City of Light will appreciate this read, winding as it does, along the Seine. I could have used a bit more food & a bit less fact (more bistro & less building), but that is a very personal preference.

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