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

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In this enchanting memoir, acclaimed author and Paris resident John Baxter recounts his year-long experience of giving literary walking tours through the city. Along the way, he tells the history of Paris through a brilliant cast of characters and their favourite haunts: the cafés of Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and James Joyce; Picasso s underground Montmartre dives; the bustling boulevards of the late-19th century flâneurs; the secluded Little Luxembourg gardens beloved by Gertrude Stein; and finally Baxter s own favourite walk near his home in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
Paris, by both custom and design, is a pedestrian s city each block a revelation, every neighbourhood a new feast for the senses, a place rich with history and romance at every turn. The Most Beautiful Walk in the World is your guide par excellence to the true, off-the-beaten-track heart of the City of Lights.

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"A lovely book, full of unexpected pleasures... Parisians claim that walking around Paris is an art form in itself, and Baxter proves them right." Chicago Tribune "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

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John Baxter is an Australian-born journalist, filmmaker and the author of several books including Cooking for Claudine (Short Books, 2011). Baxter has lived in Paris since 1989, with his wife and daughter.

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