"Time Out" Book of Paris Walks ("Time Out" Guides)

4 avg rating
( 4 ratings by GoodReads )
9780140287219:

Twenty-three walks in the French capital, covering everything from the well trodden tourist trail to hidden corners well off the beaten track. Parisians and Francophiles make up the list of contributors, which includes the novelist Alan Furst, writer and broadcaster Michael Palin, and writer and journalist Maureen Freely.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

A collection of twenty-five walks in the streets and parks of Paris. Maps are included with the text, with listings of restaurants, cafes, shops, and bars.

Review:

Paris Walks is a collection of vignettes on the history of allées and cul-de-sacs that can't be seen from the Champs-Elysées Macdonalds, and that alone makes it worth reading, whether or not you're a walker or even in Paris. With a strong bent towards art and literature, the 23 walks (these are not tours) transport the reader into decades past. Antoine de Gaudemar searches for André Breton's muse, Michael Palin pokes into the still very moveable feast that was Hemingway's inspiration and in a literary gem of an essay Jean Paul Dollé writes on the Latin Quarter.

Each walk is mapped and lists distance, walking time plus the cafés and shops which may extend an hour's canter into an afternoon. The glossary of further reading (Balzac, Céline, Hugo, Hemingway, Mitford and the Alice B Toklas Cookbook) may easily lead walkers off the paths laid out here. If you share writer Nicholas Lezard's dislike of literary walks, read his "Walking for Godot" first. With him, seven miles and four hours later, "wild with literary cadences and cheap white wine" Lezard leaves Beckett--and the walker--exhausted on the quayside allée des Cygnes. --Kathleen Buckley

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Andrew White (Editor)
Published by Time Out (2000)
ISBN 10: 0140287213 ISBN 13: 9780140287219
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Time Out, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140287213

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
37.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.15
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Published by Time Out (2000)
ISBN 10: 0140287213 ISBN 13: 9780140287219
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Time Out, 2000. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Twenty-three walks in the French capital, covering everything from the well trodden tourist trail to hidden corners well off the beaten track. Parisians and Francophiles make up the list of contributors, which includes the novelist Alan Furst, writer and broadcaster Michael Palin, and writer and journalist Maureen Freely. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0140287213

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
40.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Time Out Guides Ltd Staff
ISBN 10: 0140287213 ISBN 13: 9780140287219
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97801402872191.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
39.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.15
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Published by Time Out
ISBN 10: 0140287213 ISBN 13: 9780140287219
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(West Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Time Out. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140287213 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW4.0061168

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
56.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.94
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Published by Time Out (2000)
ISBN 10: 0140287213 ISBN 13: 9780140287219
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Time Out, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140287213

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
68.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.36
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds