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Paris, center of the civilized universe, is one of a handful of cities on earth you should endeavor to know over the course of a lifetime, not just in one or two or even a half-dozen visits. Notable authors include: Jan Morris, Edmund White, John Gregory Dunne, Ina Caro, Herbert Gold, Mort Rosenblum, and Julian Green. "If Paris is the main dish, here is a rich and fascinating assortment of hors d'oeuvres. Bon appetit et bon voyage!"- Peter Mayle, author of A Year in Provence
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781885211101
  • Publisher: Travelers' Tales Guides, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/7/2000
  • Series: Travelers' Tales Guides Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 417
  • Product dimensions: 5.14 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Map
Introduction
Vive l'Argument 3
Behind the Wheel 8
The Gift 16
On The Left Bank 24
The Mystical Scarf-Tying Gene 37
Le Paris Profond 42
Internal Affairs 50
St-Germain-des-Pres 56
The Concierge 64
Paris in Pink 69
The Hungry Museum 76
Excusez-Moi, Je Suis Sick as a Dog 88
Within the Peripherique 92
The Empire of Death 103
Paris Rapture 114
Illumined in Sainte-Chapelle 119
On Ile St-Louis 121
Les Girls 131
Bonjour, Chaos 143
Monsieur Fix-It 148
The Source 154
In Notre Dame 166
A Reminiscence at the Air Museum 169
Real Life House of Horrors 175
The Fairy Palace 181
My Idea of Paris 201
Busking for Supper 210
Mounting Louis XIV 218
The Heart Finds a Way 228
Hair Pierre 237
A Night in Gay Paree 244
Air Chateau 253
Sacred Hill of the North 261
Turkish Baths 269
Wounded and Healed 283
Montreuil-sous-Bois 290
The Frog and the Periscope 298
Au Revoir Paris 305
Destination Paris 313
Bearing Witness 324
Monsieur de Paris 332
La Photo 348
Paris Light and Dark 351
Fleeing the Splendor 358
St-Julian the Poor 369
Recommended Reading 373
Glossary 376
Index 382
Index of Contributors 384
Acknowledgements 386
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