Quiet Corners of Paris: Unexpected Hideaways, Secret Courtyards, Hidden Gardens (Hardback)
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DescriptionMore than eighty of the loveliest, most tranquil, and sometimes hidden places in Paris are celebrated in this charming guidebook "Quiet Corners of Paris" is a beautifully illustrated peek into eighty-one often overlooked, always beautiful, locales: hidden villas, winding lanes, little-known 19th-century passages, serene gardens, and cobblestone courtyards. Some of the places have breathtaking views, others are filled with historic and architectural details, from stone archways, garden follies, boxwood mazes, ornamental statuary, stained glass, and Renaissance fountains. Follow a stone path under a trellis of blossoms or wander through a gate to discoverE
- Published: 25 October 2007
- Format: Hardback 176 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781892145505 ISBN 10: 1892145502
- Sales rank: 14,292
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Reviews for Quiet Corners of Paris
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Delightful and charming
This is a small attractive book delightfully illustrated with colour photographs and written with particularly attractive fonts. It's almost a coffee table book except for it's size.
The book is set out well and details several attractive locations in each of 20 Arrondissements of Paris which are not necessarily tourist attractions. Instead they are less visited and much quieter and often more attractive. You will not find tourist busses outside them and this adds to the charm of each of the places.
The addresses and nearest metros are clearly stated but maps are not provided. When visiting you should take a map with you or research the exact locations on an internet map site before your set out.
This book would be ideal to take on an extended stay in Paris and details no less than 60 pretty or interesting locations not usually marked on the tourist maps. by Possum