The Most Beautiful Walk in the World
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The Most Beautiful Walk in the World : A Pedestrian in Paris

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"Aman with a great appreciation of what makes Paris tick." --Newsday

Fromthe author of Immoveable Feast and We'll Always Have Paris comes aguided tour of the most beautiful walks through the City of Light, includingthe favorite walking routes of the many of the acclaimed artists and writerswho have called Paris their home. Baxter highlights hidden treasures along theSeine, treasured markets at Place d'Aligre, thefavorite ambles of Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, and Sylvia Beach, andmore, in a series of intimate vignettes that evoke the best parts of Paris'smany charms. Baxter's unforgettable chronicle reveals how walking is the bestway to experience romance, history, and pleasures off the beaten path . . . notonly of La Ville-Lumiere, but also, perhaps, of life itself.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 124.46 x 177.8 x 22.86mm | 226.8g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Maps; Halftones, black and white; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061998540
  • 9780061998546
  • 106,939

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Thrust into the unlikely role of professional "literary walking tour" guide, an expat writer provides the most irresistibly witty and revealing tour of Paris in years.

In this enchanting memoir, acclaimed author and long- time Paris resident John Baxter remembers his yearlong experience of giving "literary walking tours" through the city. Baxter sets off with unsuspecting tourists in tow on the trail of Paris's legendary artists and writers of the past. Along the way, he tells the history of Paris through a brilliant cast of characters: the favorite cafes of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and James Joyce; Pablo Picasso's underground Montmartre haunts; the bustling boulevards of the late-nineteenth-century flaneurs; the secluded "Little Luxembourg" gardens beloved by Gertrude Stein; the alleys where revolutionaries plotted; and finally Baxter's own favorite walk near his home in Saint-Germain-des-Pres.
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Review quote

A lovely book ... Full of unexpected pleasures ...Parisians claim that walking walking around Paris is an art form in itself, and Baxter proves them right.--Chicago Tribune"
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2,669 ratings
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4 34% (900)
3 32% (866)
2 11% (284)
1 3% (76)
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