Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a good book about Paris? One which unearths the secret of a city that has much more to tell than meets the eye, one which can guide your steps and imagination for a full day, one reminiscent of the city’s feel and spirit… How do you escape the tasteless fare of postcard books, translated into a thousand languages, teeming behind souvenir shop windows?
Eric Hazan has the answer. His Invention of Paris; A History in footsteps is a historian and a wanderer’s mind set free. In an exciting brick by brick account of the city’s modern history, Hazan tells of another Paris – one less standardized, less exclusive, more restless.
If you are looking for a more visual book, Janelle McCulloch’s A secret Paris, is a compelling and gloriously illustrated celebration of a city where beauty and elegance arise from every nook and corner. Do not forget to pay a visit to the legendary Shakespeare and Company English-language bookstore and tell your Hotel Louvre Marsollier about your discoveries!