Wandering Paris
Jill Butler
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Wandering Paris: A Guide to Discovering Paris Your Way
Jill Butler
Globe Pequot
Paperbacl
96 pages
November 2005
rated 4 of 5 possible stars
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The French are adept at instinctively following their natural curiosity, readily embarking on adventures throughout their favorite city. Wandering Paris is written with an eye to that very independence and curiosity, the suggested excursions in keeping with the French appetite for compulsive creativity.

Rule one: absolutely no decision should ever be undertaken until after your first cup of coffee; then, the exploration du jour must be based on the weather forecast and your energy level on that day. Armed with a few icons throughout the pages (information, maps, metro stations and a simplified vocabulary), any willing visitor can absorb the extraordinary sights of Paris in a series of inspired one day excursions guaranteed to deliver the intrepid tourist to the bustling Paris streets.

Accompanied by fanciful watercolor illustrations, this small book fits easily into a carry-bag, at your fingertips whenever the need for adventure strikes. This guide is designed by an author/artist who loves the idiosyncratic city, life bubbling below the surface beyond the obvious charm of the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre, the secrets of the streets revealed. You can visit water bars, swimming pools, famous landmarks, flea markets, artistís haunts and outdoor cafes, all in this city of surprises waiting to be discovered.

This is an insiderís tour, fourteen themed adventures that include Paris nightlife under the stars, shopping with the French attention to price, quality and style, a variety of patisseries, neighborhood bars, museums and more. Paris is a city of endless adventure, whether on foot, bus, metro or taxi, appealing to the impulsive, the romantic and the curious. These particular outings ( and you will certainly discover more once inspired by these pages) are staggered to allow for the most enjoyment, i.e., a shopping excursion followed by a leisurely day in the park, a journal close at hand to chronicle your thoughts and a few postcards to send home.

Whether you picnic, stroll along the boulevard or watch the city sparkle to life at nightfall, this handy and enthusiastic guide is infectious, from its charming illustrations, list of gifts to take home and enterprising daily outings to the appendix of helpful sources. Wandering Paris is an invitation to Paris, your way, an adventure all its own.



Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at www.curledup.com. © Luan Gaines, 2005

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