Synopses & Reviews
More than eighty of the loveliest, most tranquil, and sometimes hidden places in Paris are celebrated in this charming guidebook
Quiet Corners of Paris is a beautifully illustrated peek into eighty-one often overlooked, always beautiful, locales: hidden villas, winding lanes, little-known 19th-century passages, serene gardens, and cobblestone courtyards. Some of the places have breathtaking views, others are filled with historic and architectural details, from stone archways, garden follies, boxwood mazes, ornamental statuary, stained glass, and Renaissance fountains. Follow a stone path under a trellis of blossoms or wander through a gate to discoverÉ
About the Author
lives in Paris with his wife and two sons. Author, editor, journalist, and translator, he has created with his wife a series of guides to Paris, Paris est à Nous,
which has more than seventy titles. He lives in the hip and lively Bastille neighborhood of Paris, and dreams of one day moving to a house with a large garden. Until then, he looks for tranquility and nature wherever he can.
Christophe Lefébure, a graduate of the Institut détudes politiques de Paris with a masters degree in history, combines the qualities of a writer with those of a photographer. His principal subject of study is rural life, its customs and traditions. For several years now, he has expanded his research to Paris. His first work, La France des lavoirs received the Grand Prix Littéraire du Tourisme.
David Downie is the author of Cooking the Roman Way, Irreverent Guide to Amsterdam, and Enchanted Liguria. His travel, food and arts features have appeared in over fifty magazines and newspapers worldwide, including Gourmet, Bon Appétit, Gastronomica, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, and Town & Country Travel.