The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris (Paperback)

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If you can't be in Paris this summer sit back and enjoy John Baxter's delightful ramblings about the city he loves and knows. He guides us through the streets of Paris lovingly describing where artistes and writers lived and their favorite watering holes. Baxter also takes us down the lesser known historic streets, but also fascinating parts of the city.  Paris is a city designed for walkers and his comparison to Los Angeles is poignant.  After you've read  this little gem of a book  put it on the bedside table in your guest room and let your friends and family fall asleep dreaming about Paris.

Jane D.
— From The Most Beautiful Walk In the World

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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.

Praise For…


“One of the smartest nonfiction titles for summer reading ... Baxter tracks both the city’s history and the many celebrated figures who have savored the art of walking in one of the world’s most beautiful capitals.”
-Christian Science Monitor

“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

“A man with a great appreciation of what makes Paris tick.”
-Newsday

“We are the beneficiaries of John Baxter’s considerable, vivid love for the expatriate life in Paris. ... The Most Beautiful Walk in the World is as close as a reader can get to the feel of a languid spring walk along Baron Haussmann’s boulevards.”
-Los Angeles Times

“Anyone who loves Paris and loves to walk will feel this book was written just for them. ... Charming.”
-USA Today

“A splendid memoir ... Reading The Most Beautiful Walk in the World is the next best thing to a Paris vacation.”
-Boston Globe

“Fabulous . . . the perfect companion for anyone inspired to hop over to France after seeing Midnight in Paris
-NPR.org

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061998546
ISBN-10: 0061998540
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: May 24th, 2011
Pages: 298
Language: English