Paris: The Collected Traveler: An Inspired Companion Guide (Paperback)

The Collected Traveler: An Inspired Companion Guide

By Barrie Kerper

Vintage Books, 9780307474896, 721pp.

Publication Date: July 12, 2011



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, Andre 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.

About the Author

Barrie Kerper, a former journalist and avid traveler, is the editor of numerous books in the Collected Traveler series.

Praise For Paris: The Collected Traveler: An Inspired Companion Guide

“Perfect for both the armchair traveler and those who want to get up and go.” —Chicago Tribune