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Paris: The Collected Traveler: An Inspired Companion Guide (Vintage Departures)

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Publisher Comments:

This unique guide to one of the world’s most beloved tourist destinations combines fascinating articles by a wide variety of writers, woven throughout with the editor’s own indispensable advice and opinions—providing in one package an unparalleled experience of an extraordinary place.

 

This edition on Paris features:

● Articles, interviews, and reminiscences from writers, visitors, residents, and experts on the region, including Ina Garten, André Aciman, Judith Jones, Mireille Guiliano, Naomi Barry, and Patricia Wells.

● In-depth pieces that illuminate such treasures of the City of Light as the bridges on the Seine; Parisian train stations; cobbled streets and hidden gardens; the peculiarities of the French language; the delights of French bread, chocolate, and wine; and much more.

● Enticing recommendations for further reading, including novels, histories, memoirs, cookbooks, and guidebooks.

● An A–Z Miscellany of concise and entertaining information on special shops, hotels, and museums not to be missed; French phrases and customs; boat trips on the Seine; Jewish history; antiques; spas; tips for shopping; and the most romantic spots in Paris.

● Recommendations for excursions to Chartres, Fontainebleau, Burgundy, Brittany, and Champagne.

● More than 150 photographs and illustrations.

 

Synopsis:

Each edition of this unique series marries a collection of previously published essays with detailed practical information, creating a colorful and deeply absorbing pastiche of opinions and advice. Each book is a valuable resource — a compass of sorts — pointing vacationers, business travelers, and readers in many directions. Going abroad with a Collected Traveler edition is like being accompanied by a group of savvy and observant friends who are intimately familiar with your destination.

This edition on Paris features:

Distinguished writers, such as Mavis Gallant, Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, Herbert Gold, Olivier Bernier, Richard Reeves, Patricia Wells, Catharine Reynolds, and Gerald Asher, who share seductive pieces about Parisian neighborhoods, personalities, the Luxembourg Gardens, Père-Lachaise and other monuments, restaurants and wine bars, le Plan de Paris, and le Beaujolais Nouveau.

Annotated bibliographies for each section with recommendations for related readings.

An A-Z "renseignements pratiques" (practical information) section covering everything from accommodations, marches aux puces (flea markets), and money to telephones, tipping, and the VAT.

Whether it's your first trip or your tenth, the Collected Traveler books are indispensable, and meant to be the first volumes you turn to when planning your journeys.

About the Author

BARRIE KERPER is an avid traveler and reader who has lived abroad and previously worked for the travel book division of the original Banana Republic. She is also the author of Central Italy — Tuscany & Umbria and the forthcoming Provence.

Table of Contents

Introduction

 

FRANCE  

France: The Outsider by Ian Jack

Dreyfus Is Decorated

La Poste and I by Barbara Wilde

The French, Rude? Mais Non! by Joseph Voelker

Recommended Reading

 

PARIS

Foreword to John Russell’s Paris by Rosamond Bernier

According to Plan—Maps of Paris by Catharine Reynolds

Why I Love My Quincaillerie by Barbara Wilde

Thirza’s Take on Paris by Thirza Vallois

Proust’s Paris by Sanche de Gramont  

We’ll Always Have…Questions by Ann Burack-Weiss

Recommended Reading

Interview: Patricia Wells

 

LES QUARTIERS

The New Left Bank by Alexander Lobrano

On the Île Saint-Louis by Herbert Gold

The Paris of Parisians by Catharine Reynolds

Recommended Reading

 

LA CUISINE FRANÇAISE

A Saga of Bread by Naomi Barry

Liquid Gold by Susan Herrmann Loomis

The Anatomy of Success: Remi Flachard, International Specialist in Vintage Cookbooks by Naomi Barry

Why We Love French Wine by Peter Hellman

Recommended Reading

Interview: Kermit Lynch

Interview: Ina Garten

 

A TABLE!

A Clean, Well-Lighted Café in Montparnasse by Adair Lara

Counter Culture: The Success of Breaking the Rules by Naomi Barry

Thanksgiving in Paris by Laura Chamaret

Recommended Reading

Interview: Alexander Lobrano

 

MUSEUMS, MONUMENTS, AND GARDENS

The Walls of Paris by Mary McAuliffe

Affordable Gothic Thrills by Anne Prah-Perochon

A Tale of Two Artists by Catharine Reynolds

Of Cobbles, Bikes, and Bobos by David Downie

Perfection Squared by André Aciman

Solar-Powered Timekeeping in Paris by Susan Allport

Station to Station by Barbara Dinerman

Streets of Desire by Vivian Thomas

Paint the Town by Paris Muse

Passages by Catharine Reynolds

The Secret Shops of the Palais Royal by Barbara Wilde

Recommended Reading

 

THE SEINE

Bridging the Seine by Vivian Thomas

Recommended Reading

 

PERSONALITIES

The Master of the Machine by John Russell

The Message by Jeannette Ferrary

We’ll Always Have Paris by Stacy Schiff

Le Père Tanguy by Henri Perruchot

Recommended Reading

 

THE ÎLE-DE-FRANCE AND BEYOND—EXCURSIONS FROM PARIS

Interview: David Downie and Alison Harris

 

A PARIS MISCELLANY

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307474896
Author:
Kerper, Barrie
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Kerper, Barrie
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
Travel - France
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Departures
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ILL. THROUGHOUT
Pages:
752
Dimensions:
7.94 x 5.2 x 1.51 in 1.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Each edition of this unique series marries a collection of previously published essays with detailed practical information, creating a colorful and deeply absorbing pastiche of opinions and advice. Each book is a valuable resource — a compass of sorts — pointing vacationers, business travelers, and readers in many directions. Going abroad with a Collected Traveler edition is like being accompanied by a group of savvy and observant friends who are intimately familiar with your destination.

This edition on Paris features:

Distinguished writers, such as Mavis Gallant, Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, Herbert Gold, Olivier Bernier, Richard Reeves, Patricia Wells, Catharine Reynolds, and Gerald Asher, who share seductive pieces about Parisian neighborhoods, personalities, the Luxembourg Gardens, Père-Lachaise and other monuments, restaurants and wine bars, le Plan de Paris, and le Beaujolais Nouveau.

Annotated bibliographies for each section with recommendations for related readings.

An A-Z "renseignements pratiques" (practical information) section covering everything from accommodations, marches aux puces (flea markets), and money to telephones, tipping, and the VAT.

Whether it's your first trip or your tenth, the Collected Traveler books are indispensable, and meant to be the first volumes you turn to when planning your journeys.

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