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No Worries Paris: A Photographic Walking Guide

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ISBN13: 9780978637163
ISBN10: 097863716x
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Illustrated by more than 300 color photographs, No Worries Paris takes readers on a visually luscious journey to the city s striking monuments, as well as into the cobblestone crannies of its villages and along the glamorous fashion boulevards.

Virtually all of Paris is covered in 10 Walking Tours, each with its own map. Walks take from a half-day to a day to complete, starting at one Metro stop and ending at another. The tours are complemented by 10 Promenades, which are shorter in length, taking in the sights around a single attraction, mainly on the fringes of city's arrondissiments. No Worries Paris is sure to meet expectations the famous sights s of Paris but it is also full of surprises at out-of-the way places.

Of Midi-Pyrenees heritage, Janine Duchein Sprout started photographing Paris during her student days, beginning a lifelong passion that has sustained many subsequent visits. The images do far more than illustrate the text. She has captured the many nuances of Paris with portraits that tell stories sure to lure readers in a way that words cannot. Each walk is a photographic exhibit unto itself. About half the pages are devoted to photographs.

Writer Jerry Sprout adds a text that manages to be both concise and rich with facts and vignettes. The text offers enough detail to make the walks interesting while not getting bogged down in exposition. Key locales of French history are covered, spanning centuries and involving famous figures from the breadth of Europe. Walks also point out the former hangouts of artists, writers, actors, and performers. Particular attention is paid to the many well-known Americans who have made Paris a calling. Walks visit street markets, notorious restaurants, and many film locations. The world of shopping is well represented glamorous stores, chic boutiques and galleries, as well as vintage passages.

No Worries Paris has enough content to cover several visits. Practical travel tips and get-around information are included. Newcomers will most likely want to begin with monumental strolls. Francophiles may choose something more edgy and out-of-the-way.

The common thread is that each walk is along a visually aesthetic pathway that has a story of its own to tell. Readers who want to get to know Paris by seeing it on foot pausing occasionally for a gourmet taste or perfumed sniff along the way have found the right guide.

About the Author

Janine and Jerry Sprout have spent more than 20 years together exploring the trails, beaches, and attractions of the American West. Their adventure guides are trail-tested and designed for the independent traveler. Janine is a professional photographer and graphic designer. Jerry is a former newspaper reporter, award-winning athlete and novelist. Their skills result in outdoor guides that are organized, beautiful to look at, and fun to read.

Books in their Trailblazer Travel Book series: Kauai Trailblazer, Maui Trailblazer, Oahu Trailblazer, Hawaii the Big Island Trailblazer, No Worries Hawaii (a vacation planning guide), Alpine Sierra Trailblazer (Tahoe to Yosemite), Golden Gate Trailblazer (San Francisco and Marin), No Worries Paris, a photographic walking guide.

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KMosr, September 9, 2012 (view all comments by KMosr)
I'm a fan of the Trailblazer travel books in general. And in particular, I studied for six months in college in Paris (tough duty, but someone had to do it), and I can honestly say this is the best guide to the city I have ever seen. Even better than the Eyewitness one, which I also like. I walked all over Paris -- it's the best way to get to know the city, and this book is the book to accompany any traveler on those strolls, whether you're a longtime lover of Paris or it's your first time.

It is a breathtakingly beautiful book, instantly transports you there with its magnificent photographs and helps you maximize your experience of the city with a voice that's approachable, informative, and really useful. Fantastic maps (not all guides of Paris have particularly helpful maps). As a journalist who likes good writing, I appreciated the prose here. The information and history are impeccable, but you won't get bogged down or talked down to like some guides will do. The ten walking tours this book sets out will totally help a visitor to Paris unlock the city in new ways. I don't know when I will get to find my way to Paris next, but I'm already daydreaming and planning my adventures, thanks to this book.
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A Photographic Walking Guide
Diamond Valley Company
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July 4, 2012
Trade Paperback
8.9" x 6.0" x 0.6"

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