Five Nights in Paris: After Dark in the City of Light

The preeminent expat author on Paris and writer of The most pretty stroll on the earth takes you on an unforgettable nocturnal walk via 5 iconic Parisian neighborhoods and his personal memories.

John Baxter enchanted readers along with his literary travel of Paris in The most lovely stroll within the World. Now, this expat who has lived within the urban of sunshine for greater than 20 years introduces you to the city’s streets after darkish, revealing hidden treasures and unforeseen delights.

As he is taking you thru 5 of the city’s maximum neighborhoods—Montmartre, Montparnasse, the Marais, and more—Baxter stocks pithy anecdotes approximately his lifestyles in France, in addition to interesting wisdom he has gleaned from prime literary excursions of the town through darkish. With Baxter as your consultant, you'll find the town of sunshine as by no means ahead of, strolling within the ghostly footsteps of Marcel Proust, the necessary evening owl for whom reminiscence was once extra vibrant than fact; Hungarian photographer Gyula Halász, referred to as Brassai, who prowled the dead night streets, digital camera in hand, together with his buddy Henry Miller; Louis Aragon and Philippe Soupault, who shared the Surrealists’ style for the city’s shadowed, mystery global; and Josephine Baker and different African-American performers who dazzled adventurous Parisians at late-night jazz clubs.

A banquet for the brain and the senses, Five Nights in Paris takes you thru the haunts of Paris’s so much storied artists and writers to the scenes of its such a lot notorious crimes in a full of life off-the-beaten-path travel no longer present in any guidebook.

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