by John Baxter
Discover one of the world’s most fascinating and beautiful cities through thirty dramatic true stories spanning the rich history of Paris. John Baxter takes readers through two thousand years of French history with tales of the kings, queens, saints, and sinners who shaped the city. Essays explore major historic events from the martyrdom of Saint Denis near today’s Abbesses Métro station to the epic romances of Heloise and Abelard, Josephine and Napoleon, and George Sand and Frédéric Chopin. Learn about the labyrinth of catacombs snaking under all of Paris and the artists who called the seedy Montmartre home in the nineteenth century. Then see it all for yourself with guided walking tours of each of Paris’s historic neighborhoods, illustrated with color photographs and period maps.
5.25 x 1.0 x 8 inches, 288 pages, Soft-cover.
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