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When you think of Paris do you picture the Eiffel Tower? The medieval city of Notre Dame? The elegant boulevards of Baron Haussmann? The Montmartre of Toulouse- Lautrec? The grandeur of the Louvre? The Art Nouveau of the Paris Metro? The Grand Projets of Franc ois Mitterrand? Or...? Yes, there is just so much beauty to Paris. In 150 striking images, Paris celebrates the French capital, from its world-famous landmarks to evocative alleyways and corners that might surprise you. You may have heard, for instance, about the Paris catacombs and sewers that you can visit, but did you know about La Petite Ceinture, a disused 19th century railway line that circumnavigates the inner city? From the medieval marvels of Sainte-Chapelle to the 1970s Pompidou Centre to the latest pop-up beaches beside the Seine, the book explores a great many sides to the city. In collecting these images of the city today, we come to understand something of its history - from the executions that took place at the Place de la Concorde during the Revolution to the Arc de Triomphe honouring those who served in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars to the skyscrapers of La De fense. Presented in a landscape format and with captions explaining the story behind each entry, Paris is a stunning collection of images celebrating the world's most romantic city.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 163 x 124 x 15.24mm | 374g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 180 photos; 180 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782748725
  • 9781782748724
  • 2,182,875

Table of contents


Everyday Paris
Painter, Fontaine de Me dicis, Jardin du Luxembourg
Approaching the Eiffel Tower, via the Champ de Mars
Sunset at the Jardin des Tuileries
Carrousel de la Tour Eiffel
Paris in the rain
Jogger passes Eiffel Tower
Ice skating in front of the Ho tel de Ville
Covered steps at the Parc de Belleville
Escalator at the Pompidou Centre
La marche aux fleurs, I le de la Cite
The Clos Montmartre vineyard
Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
Boats for hire at the Bois de Boulogne
Steps, Montmartre
Mural painting at the Parc de Belleville
Birds fly past the funnels of the Pompidou Centre
Lunch on the steps of La Grande Arche de la De fense
La Muse e des E gouts de Paris
Terminal 2 at Charles de Gaulle International Airport Platforms at Gare du Nord
Canopy, the Forum des Halles
Glass ceiling, Le Passage du Grand Cerf
Antiquarian bookshop on the Rue Mazarine
Abercrombie & Fitch, Champs-Elyse es
Escalators, Le Bon Marche Rive Gauche
Stairs and escalator, Bercy
Commuter cycles past the Arc de Triomphe
Ve lib' cycle rack
Bicycle stands outside the Odette patisserie
Window display, Paris boutique
Shop window display of coloured women's leather gloves
Mannequin legs in the Printemps department store
Shop window, Lancel, the Champs-Elyse es
Model of Pinocchio at La marche aux fleurs
Librairie Franc ois Jousseaume, Galerie Vivienne
Artists' stalls at Place du Tertre, Montmartre
Shakespeare and Company, Rue de la Bu cherie
Antiques market, Marche aux Puces de Saint-Ouen
Patisserie and cafe in Paris's Jewish quarter, Le Marais
A sunny day in Montmartre
Passage du Chantier, Rue de Faubourg Saint-Antoine
The river Seine
Bouquiniste stall by the Seine

A Taste of Paris
Maison Lacombe, Rue des Acacias
Ice cream vendor smiles, despite the rain
Donut and crepe stand, the Bastille
La Rotonde, Montparnasse
Eating outside at a Paris bistro
Cafe , Le Marais
Le Cafe Montmartre
Le Bizuth, Boulevard Saint Germain
La Chaise au Plafond, Le Marais
Cre pe from a Paris street vendor
Au Lys d'Argent Cre perie, Rue Saint-Louis en l'I le
Androuet, Rue Mouffetard
Barbe s market on the Boulevard de la Chapelle
Bouillon Chartier
Waiter lights candles at Le Grand Vefour
Cafe Marly
Rum Baba ready to be served, Bistrot Paul Bert
Baker making bread in a boulangerie in Saint Germain des Pres
Fruit flan in the window of the Paul boulangerie and patisserie
Sandwiches and Quiche Lorraine in a Montmartre shop window, Place du Tertre

Parisian Landmarks, Ancient and Modern
Small Pyramid, Louvre Palace
Main Hall, Louvre Palace
West Fac ade, Church of Saint-Sulpice E coute, Place Rene Cassin
Maman, Jardin de Tuileries, Paris
Bulls' heads, Lavirotte Building, Paris Le Stryge, Notre-Dame
Ceiling and interior, Notre-Dame
From the West, I le de la Cite
Vendo me Column, Place Vendo me
Colonne de Juillet, Place de la Bastille
Luxor Obelisk, Place de la Concorde
Looking down at the Parc du Champ-de-Mars, from the Eiffel Tower
Looking up at the modern windows of the Institut du Monde Arabe
View of the Eiffel Tower and Front-de-Seine, Paris
Skyscrapers at night, La De fense
Reflection in La Ge ode, Parc de la Villette
Exterior, the Pompidou Centre
Palais de Chaillot, Place du Trocade ro
Waterfall, Parc de Bercy
The grand staircase, the Palais Garnier
Exterior, the Conciergerie
Square Keep, Cha teau de Vincennes
Notre-Dame Cathedral from beneath Pont Saint-Michel, I le de la Cite
Main Hall, the Muse e d'Orsay
Place des Vosges, Le Marais
Sunset, le Jardin des Tuileries
Dancing Fountains, Parc Andre Citroe n
Fontaine des Fleurs, Place de la Concorde
Sunset, Arc de Triomphe
View of the Champs-E lyse es from the Arc de Triomphe
Dome, Galeries Lafayette
Reading room, Bibliothe que Nationale de France
Ceiling of the Grand Foyer, the Palais Garnier
Place du Tertre, Montmartre
Sacre -Coeur, Montmartre
Clock, Conciergerie
Gallery of Evolution, National Museum of Natural History
Pe re Lachaise Cemetery
The tomb of Oscar Wilde, Pe re Lachaise Cemetery
Interior, the Pantheon
Catacombs, Montparnasse

Paris, the City of Light
Electric street lighting on Pont Alexandre III
Streetlight illuminated at night, Place de l'Ho tel de Ville
Entrance to the Metro, Montmartre
The Japan Bridge, La De fense
The Eiffel Tower and Pont Neuf
The Champs-Elyse es, from L'Arc De Triomphe
Exterior, La Cite de la Mode et du Design
Parc de la Villette
Clock face at the Muse e d'Orsay
La Grande Roue, la Place de la Concorde
The Moulin Rouge, Montmartre
The Eiffel Tower at night
Exterior, Petit Palais
View of the Arc de Triomphe from the Champs-Elyse es
La Grande Arche de la De fense
Musician at the Louvre
The Montparnasse Tower
Exterior, Ho tel de Ville
Sacre -Coeur and the Eiffel Tower
Street cafes on the I le Saint-Louis
Art Nouveau Metro sign in Place Saint-Michel
Cour du Commerce Saint-Andre, Odeon
The Cafe de Paris on the Left Bank
Cafe de Flore, Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Quai de Jemmapes, on the Canal Saint-Martin
Le Consulat, Montmartre
Winter evening at Au Relais, Montmartre
Les Pipos wine bar, Place LaRue
Townhouses on the Quai des Orfe vres
Notre-Dame at night, from the Pont de la Tournelle
The banks of the Seine in early evening

Beauty and Function: Transport in Paris
Pedestrian entrance to Pont de Bir-Hakeim, rue d'Alboni
View of the I le de la Cite across Pont Neuf
Nymph, Pont Alexandre III
Metro train crossing Pont de Bercy
The Seine glows with light, Pont Notre-Dame
Art Nouveau metro station canopy, Abbesses
Art Nouveau panelling, Porte Dauphine
Staircase and platform, Cite Metro Station
Stalingrad metro station
View across the Seine, from Pont Alexandre III Grand Palais, from Pont Alexandre III
Passerelle Simone-de-Beauvoir
Aerial view of railway system at Gare Montparnasse
Main hall clock; Gare de l'Est
Gare de Strasbourg, Strasbourg
Gare Saint-Lazare
Metro station entrance, Saint-Lazare
Interior, Viroflay-Rive-Droite Station
Facade, Gare du Nord
Night on the Montmartre funicular railway
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About Alastair Horne

Alastair Horne has been a regular visitor to Paris since his first trip back in 1997 as a callow twenty-five year old, when he spent more than an hour searching for the Bastille before remembering precisely why it was famous. In recent years he has made annual visits to the city to explore its many sights: its museums, galleries and, most of all, its magnificent cemeteries. After working for more than a decade at Cambridge University Press, he is now undertaking doctoral research at the British Library and Bath Spa University, exploring how mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are changing the relationship between author, text, and reader. He is also a journalist, speaker, and lecturer specialising in the publishing industry, and is currently writing a novel set in an unnamed Parisian cemetery in the early twentieth century.
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