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The Manual Of Saint Germain Des Pr S

Author : Boris Vian
ISBN : 0847826589
Genre : Art
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Complemented by two hundred evocative period photographs, an English translation of the classic account of Paris in the 1950s explores the Left Bank cafs, galleries, underground jazz clubs, theaters, and salons that were home to the existentialist and post-surrealistic circles of the era, with portraits of Jean Cocteau, Jean Genet, Miles Davis, and Jean-Paul Sartre, among others.
Category: Art

Into A Paris Quartier

Author : Diane Johnson
ISBN : 9781426201837
Genre : History
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As a child, Diane Johnson was entranced by The Three Musketeers, dashing 17th-century residents of the famous romantic quartier called St.-Germain-des-Prés. Now, the paperback edition of her delightful book will take even more Americans to the richly historic part of the city that has always attracted us, from Ben Franklin in the 18th-century to raffish novelist Henry Miller in the 20th. Modern St.-Germain is lively and prosperous, and fifty years ago its heady mix of jazz and existentialism defined urbane cool, but Johnson takes a longer view. "Beside the shades of Jean-Paul Sartre and Edith Piaf," she writes, "there is another crowd of resident ghosts... misty figures in plumed hats whose fortunes and passions were enacted among these beautiful, imposing buildings." From her kitchen window, she looks out on a chapel begun by Reine Margot, wife of Henri IV; nearby streets are haunted by the shades of two sinister cardinals, Mazarin and Richelieu, as well as four famed queens and at least five kings. Delacroix, Corot, Ingres, David, and Manet all lived in St.-Germain; Oscar Wilde died there; and everybody who was anybody visited sooner or later. With her delicious imagination and wry, opinionated voice, Diane Johnson makes a companionable and fascinating guide to a classic neighborhood as cosmopolitan as it is quintessentially French.
Category: History

Saint Germain Des Pres

Author : John Baxter
ISBN : 9780062431912
Genre : Travel
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From the bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Walk in the World comes this first book in an exciting new series of narrative “biographies” of Paris’s great neighborhoods, beginning with Saint-Germain-des-Pres—the city’s “rebel quarter,” for centuries a center of artistic, intellectual, and revolutionary activity and home to some of Paris’s most iconic cafes and shops. For many years, Saint-Germain-des-Pres has been a stronghold of sans culottes, a refuge to artists, a paradise for bohemians. It’s where Marat printed L’Ami du Peuple and Thomas Paine wrote The Rights of Man. Napoleon, Hemingway, and Sartre have all called it home. Descartes is buried there. Now bestselling author and Paris expert, John Baxter takes readers and travelers on a narrative tour of Saint-Germain-des-Pres, which is also where Baxter makes his home. Tucked along the shores of the Left Bank, Saint-Germain-des-Pres embodies so much of what makes Paris special. Its cobblestone streets and ancient facades survive to this day, spared from modernization thanks to a quirk in their construction. Traditionally cheap rents attracted outsiders and political dissidents from the days of Robespierre to the student revolts of the 1960s. And its intellectual pedigree boasts such luminaries as Pablo Picasso, Arthur Rimbaud, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Simone de Beauvoir, Gertrude Stein, and Albert Camus. Baxter reveals all, guiding readers to the cafes, gardens, shops, and monuments that bring this hidden history to life. Part-history, part-guidebook, Saint-Germain-des-Pres is a fresh look at one of the City of Light’s most iconic quarters, and a delight for new tourists and Paris veterans alike.
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How To Drink French Fluently

Author : Drew Lazor
ISBN : 9780399580307
Genre : Cooking
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A cocktail book celebrating French conviviality with recipes featuring St-Germain liqueur. Bring an effortless French sensibility to any occasion with the transporting flavor of St-Germain, the captivating elderflower liqueur beloved by bartenders everywhere. How to Drink French Fluently contains more than 30 cocktail recipes by some of the top names in the bartending world including Jim Meehan, Jeffrey Morgenthaler, and Julie Reiner. Organized by time of day, with suggestions for brunch, aperitifs, and nightcaps, How to Drink French Fluently also includes information on pairing cocktails with food, the low-proof cocktail movement, and other entertaining tips and anecdotes sure to stimulate joie de vivre. Recipes include the ethereal East of Eden (an elegant brunch drink with gewurztraminer syrup and egg white), the refreshing and tropical Nudie Beach (a daytime sipper with honeydew and passionfruit), and the cozy Turn Down Service (a soporific pairing of scotch and tawny port).
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The Rough Guide To France

Author : Rough Guides (Firm)
ISBN : 1843530562
Genre : Travel
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From cosmopolitan Paris to the sunny Cote d'Azur, from historical Normandy to the rocky Pyrenes, this new edition updates the best of towns, attractions, and landscapes of every region. 100 maps. of color photos.
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Dk Eyewitness Travel Guide Paris

Author : Alan Tillier
ISBN : 9780756691196
Genre : Travel
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The Eyewitness Travel Guide helps you to get the most out of your trip with minimum difficulties. The opening section Introducing Paris locates the city geographically, sets modern Parisian its historical context and explains how Parisian life changes through the years. Paris At a Glance is an overview of the city's specialties. The main sightseeing section of the book is Paris Area by Area. It describes all the main sights with maps, photographs and detailed illustrations. Get to know Paris with The Eyewitness Travel Guide. Annually revised and updated with beautiful new full-color photos, illustrations, and maps, this guide includes information on local customs, currency, medical services, and transportation. Consistently chosen over the competition in national consumer market research. The best keeps getting better!
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Dk Eyewitness Travel Guide Paris

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ISBN : 9781465414977
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Now available in PDF format. Newly revised, updated, and redesigned for 2014. Experience the best of Paris with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Paris. This newly updated travel guide for Paris will lead you straight to the best attractions this city has to offer, whether you are planning visits to the Louvre and other museums of Paris, a climb up the Eiffel Tower, or just want to go shopping. Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Paris. -Themed itineraries help plan trips to Paris by length of stay or by interest. -Improved neighborhood walking maps now include restaurant locations by area. -Completely new hotel and restaurant listings now include DK Choice special recommendations. -New typography and fresh layout throughout. You'll still find DK's famous cutaway illustrations of major architectural and historic sights, museum floor plans, and 3-D aerial views of key districts to explore on foot, along with in-depth coverage of the city's history and culture. A city map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index, a Paris Metro map, and a chart showing the walking distances between major sights. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Paris truly shows you this city as no one else can.
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Dk Eyewitness Travel Guide France

Author : Katherine Spenley
ISBN : 9780756691158
Genre : Travel
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The chapters of this book have been divided into 16 color-coded regions that reflect the diversity of France. These are based on the country's historical regions that were often defined by their geography and landscape as much as by their influence and power. Each has developed its own special flavor; its own architecture, cuisine, customs, music, dress, dialect and even language. The pages of the Eyewitness Travel Guide will give a taste of these areas and show you what there is to see and do. Annually revised and updated with beautiful new full-color photos, illustrations, and maps, this guide includes information on local customs, currency, medical services, and transportation. Consistently chosen over the competition in national consumer market research. The best keeps getting better!
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The Companion Guide To Paris

Author : Anthony Glyn
ISBN : 1900639203
Genre : Travel
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`An exuberant performance' THE TIMES
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The Rough Guide To Paris

Author : Ruth Blackmore
ISBN : 1843530783
Genre : Travel
File Size : 32.4 MB
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The Rough Guide to Paris is the definitive handbook to Europe's most alluring city. Features include: bull; Full-colour section introducing the city's highlights. bull; Incisive accounts of all sights, from the giant Louvre to the intimate Rodin museum, and from the heights of Montmartre down to the catacombs. bull; Lively reviews of the choicest places to stay, eat and drink, in all price ranges. bull; Insiders' listings of shops and markets, cafes, clubs and cinemas, kids' sights, and much more. bull; Enticing excursions including Chartres, Versailles and Disneyland Paris. bull; Maps and plans covering the city and day trips.
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