The Most Beautiful Walk in the World

A Pedestrian in Paris

by John Baxter

On Sale: 05/24/2011

The Most Beautiful Walk in the World

A Pedestrian in Paris

by John Baxter

On Sale: 05/24/2011

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About the Book

“Splendid... Reading The Most Beautiful Walk in the World is the next best thing to a Paris vacation.” –Boston Globe

“Anyone who loves Paris and loves to walk will feel this book was written just for them.” –USA Today

In this enchanting national bestseller, acclaimed author and long-time expat Paris resident John Baxter draws on his experience guiding "literary walking tours" through the city to proved a delightful walker's guide to France's capital. Baxter sets off with unsuspecting tourists in tow on the trail of Paris's legendary artists and writers of the past. Along the way, he tells the history of Paris through a brilliant cast of characters: the favorite cafés of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and James Joyce; Pablo Picasso's underground Montmartre haunts; the bustling boulevards of the late-nineteenth-century flâneurs; the secluded "Little Luxembourg" gardens beloved by Gertrude Stein; the alleys where revolutionaries plotted; and finally Baxter's own favorite walk near his home in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

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Critical Praise

“One of the smartest nonfiction titles for summer reading ... Baxter tracks both the city’s history and the many celebrated figures who have savored the art of walking in one of the world’s most beautiful capitals.” - Christian Science Monitor

“A lovely book ... Full of unexpected pleasures ...Parisians claim that walking walking around Paris is an art form in itself, and Baxter proves them right. - Chicago Tribune

“A man with a great appreciation of what makes Paris tick.” - Newsday

“We are the beneficiaries of John Baxter’s considerable, vivid love for the expatriate life in Paris. ... The Most Beautiful Walk in the World is as close as a reader can get to the feel of a languid spring walk along Baron Haussmann’s boulevards.” - Los Angeles Times

“Anyone who loves Paris and loves to walk will feel this book was written just for them. ... Charming.” - USA Today

“A splendid memoir ... Reading The Most Beautiful Walk in the World is the next best thing to a Paris vacation.” - Boston Globe

“Fabulous . . . the perfect companion for anyone inspired to hop over to France after seeing Midnight in Paris” - NPR.org

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061998546
  • ISBN 10: 0061998540
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 05/24/2011
  • Pages: 320
  • List Price:18.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : TRAVEL / Europe / France
  • BISAC2 : TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues
  • BISAC3 : TRAVEL / Special Interest / Hikes & Walks

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