A blog about literature, politics, crime novels, recipes and restaurants, food and wine, travel and other essentials. Visit my author website. For my custom walking tours of Paris (and elsewhere), please visit my Paris, Paris Tours blog. For my travel, food, wine and tours of the Italian Riviera, visit my new site WanderingLiguria

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light on the Expatica Hit List 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 (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.

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

Book a hotel in Paris

No comments:

Post a Comment