Book Review:

The Paris Adventuress reviews this book and recommends it for your next visit.

Watercolor View of one of my favorite cafes on the Left Bank.

What does an insider’s guide look like for one of the most written about cities in the world? PARIS IN STRIDE from Rizolli books. Sarah Moroz is a Paris-based journalist, writer, and translator. Jessie Kanelos Weiner is an American illustrator, author, and food stylist based in Paris. She creates witty and unique watercolor imagery. Her Illustrations have appeared in world famous publications. Both ladies live and work in Paris.

This is an “insiders” guide. You can choose a chapter or start at the beginning. Forget about “touristique” things. Some famous locations are depicted.The pleasure of reading the book is sensory. Your eyes will delight in the luscious illustrations. The walks focus on areas for the Paris lover: eating, drinking, culture, art, cafes, vintage shopping and more. The purpose of the book is to inspire some lovely days in Paris with stops along the way.

I grew up in Paris on the Left Bank so there are not too many places I don’t know about. The walk takes you by the Jardins des Plantes (near to my old home) and wind round across to the L’Isle Saint Louis. I had an elegant, beautifully decorated flat on the Quai de Bourbon. Everyone should spend at least a few hours there to truly understand the history of Paris which has its roots there.

The goodies for body and soul are included and some eccentric choices for those of you who don’t want to go where everyone else is going. You will be shown the perfect croissant, bakery and ice cream and macaroon. The book educates you on how to become a true Parisienne. The ladies share their historic notes on architecture, art and culture. In particular, a short history of the HAUSSMANNIAN building located in the final chapter. Learn why Paris urban planning set the stage for a renaissance that affected cities across Europe. Tips for shopping in an open French market, finding the best cocktails and that perfect vintage bag are included.

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