Saturday, September 3, 2011
Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light on the Expatica Hit List
Expatica.com is a great travel site with a wide reach. It has just ranked its 10-ten of best books about France and the French. Paris, Paris is #2... and, at ParisParis.com (that's me) we try harder... so perhaps next year we'll move into the #1 position. But hey, #2 isn't bad...
Here's their piece. To read the whole list, click below.
"Paris Paris: Journey into the City of Light
(David Downie; 2005, re-printed 2011; Transatlantic Press)
As our reviewer Anne Jacqueline described:Starting from the time when Paris was but a sandy island between two branches of the Seine, inhabited by ferocious fisher folk - the Parisii - Downie will walk you to Paris places and people, mixing present geography and history.http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif
This book is a great way to discover Paris, whether you already know the city or not. The popular tourist attractions are not forgotten, but the city is also seen from a human point of view: Souls. Dreams. Work. There are many ways to read this book, but on your sofa, with a good cup of tea or a glass of wine is a good start. Read, discover, and dream."
Read the whole list of top-10 books on France and the French
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