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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Parisians, An Adventure History of Paris

FRN888
Graham Robb
W. W. Norton & Company
2011
368
0393339734
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Beginning at the dawn of the French Revolution and continuing, in its own charming, haphazard way to the present, Robb's paean to the City of Light (he's clearly in love) takes in the history of Paris through the stories of Marie Antoinette, Sartre and Simon de Beauvoir, Napoleon, Zola, Proust and others, renowned and heretofore unknown.
$18.95

A Moveable Feast

FRN26
Ernest Hemingway
Touchstone
1996
211
068482499X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A treasure for anyone interested in Parisian cafe society and its luminaries circa 1925. Hemingway includes sharp portraits of Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Maddox Ford and others who idled on their way to greatness.
$16.00

Eyewitness Guide Paris

FRN02
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
440
1465460454
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Gorgeous, well-illustrated and filled with maps, this compact book provides an excellent overview of the French capital, its history, traditions and sights.
$19.99

Paris Map

FRN400
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2015
2
3866092040
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A sturdy laminated map of the city center at a scale of 1:12,000 and all of Paris at a scale of 1:15,000.
$9.95

Blue Guide Paris

FRN145
Delia Gray-Durant, Ian Robertson
W. W. Norton & Company
2015
500
1905131674
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Compact and authoritative, this eleventh edition of the art-focused guide includes plenty of color photographs and a section of practical information in addition to the usual maps and detailed floor plans.
$26.95

Lonely Planet French Phrasebook

FRN120
Marie-Helene Girard, Anny Monet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
272
1743214448
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This handy phrasebook focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

Parisian Chic, A Style Guide

FRN984
Ines de la Fressange
Rizzoli
2011
239
2080200739
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Icon of chic and quintessential Parisienne, Ines de la Fressange includes her favorite offbeat museums, shops, salons and spas, restaurants, cafes and hotels in this charming guide, jammed with photographs, drawings and hand-written lists.
$29.95

Long Ago in France, The Years in Dijon

FRN21
M.F.K. Fisher
Touchstone
1992
159
0671755145
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A memoir of Fisher's years in France in the late '20s and early '30s, a time of exuberant discoveries of the glories of French food and French culture.
$13.95

A Traveller's History of Paris

FRN426
Robert Coles
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
320
1566564859
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A fast-moving, short survey of French history with a focus on Paris from its founding, through the heady days of revolution and up to modern times.
$14.95

Eiffel's Tower

FRN987
Jill Jonnes
Penguin Putnam
2010
354
0143117297
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Jones captures the thrill of the modern in this sprightly tale of the tower, the 1889 World's Fair that inspired it -- and the cast of characters who gathered in Paris for the occasion, including Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and the artists Gauguin, Van Gogh and Whistler.
$18.00

How Paris Became Paris, The Invention of the Modern City

FRA108
Joan Dejean
Bloomsbury USA
2015
320
162040768X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A vibrant chronicle of how Parisian rulers transformed the city into a cosmopolitan metropolis.
$18.00

In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art

FRA189
Sue Roe
Penguin Putnam
2016
384
0143108123
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Beginning with the teenaged Pablo Picasso’s arrival in Montmartre in 1900, this multi-faceted biography takes on the extraordinary men and women, including Henri Matisse and Gertrude Stein, who transformed the European art world.
$18.00

The Days of the French Revolution

FRN153
Christopher Hibbert
Quill
1999
384
0688169783
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An accessible and informative history of the French Revolution, this book is a fantastic introduction to a pivotal historical period, aimed at the general reader.
$17.99

The Sun King

FRN33
Nancy Mitford
NYRB
2012
255
1590174917
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An opulent, celebrated biography of Louis XIV. Gracefully written in a witty, conversational style, Mitford's book brings Versailles to vibrant life.
$15.95

A Day at Versailles, An Intimate Portrait

FRA93
Francis Hammond (Photographer), Yves Carlier
Random House
2014
224
2080301438
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Today a tourist attraction, the Chateau de Versailles was originally the center of royal power, a lavish palace constructed by Louis XIV prior to the French Revolution. This illustrated book celebrates the hidden wonders of the palace and grounds, including Marie Antoinette’s dairy farm and the Petit Trianon.
$34.95

A Passion for Paris

FRA190
David Downie
St. Martin's Press
2015
320
1250043158
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Asking why the City of Light is also the city of love, Downie embarks on a secular pilgrimage to the most romantic sites in Paris -- alluring parks, atmospheric cafes and inspiring vistas -- drawing on literary lights Victor Hugo, Georges Sand, Charles Baudelaire and other great Romantics to aid him in his quixotic quest.
$26.99

Between Meals, An Appetite for Paris

FRN32
A.J. Liebling
North Point Press
2004
182
086547236X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
Liebling captures with stylish prose his coming-of-age in Paris in this elegant memoir, which is also a tribute to French cuisine.
$15.00

Joan of Arc

FRN753
Mary Gordon
Penguin Putnam
2008
208
0143113976
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In elegant, insightful prose, novelist Gordon meditates on the courageous and complex young girl and the iconic status she has acquired.
$15.00

Paris to the Moon

FRN208
Adam Gopnik
Random House
2001
338
0375758232
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Gopnik writes with candor and humor about Paris and Parisian ways in these charming reflections on adapting to life in glorious exile.
$18.00

Paris to the Past, Traveling Through French History by Train

FRN953
Ina Caro
W. W. Norton & Company
2012
400
0393343154
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The infectiously enthusiastic Ina Caro charts 25 day trips from Paris in this marvelously conceived history and guide. From the splendor of Chartres, wonders of Sainte-Chapelle and elegant Place de la Concorde, Caro enchants.
$17.95

The Most Beautiful Walk in the World, A Pedestrian in Paris

FRN979
John Baxter
HarperCollins
2011
298
0061998540
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Australian critic and writer Baxter draws on his second career as a literary tour guide in his adopted city for this witty memoir, laced with terrific tales.
$14.99

The Secret Life of the Seine

FRN48
Mort Rosenblum
Da Capo Press
2001
290
0306810743
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
After losing his Paris apartment, Rosenblum, a born storyteller, takes to a houseboat moored on the Seine. The result is this entertaining tour of the places and people he encounters during his explorations along the river.
$17.50

On Paris

FRN930
Ernest Hemingway
Trafalgar Square
2010
80
1843916045
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
These wry columns, written for the Toronto Star in the early 1920s, show Hemingway at his most informal, making great fun of literary Paris, the French and his own Bohemian circle.
$16.95

Paris

FRA38
Edward Rutherfurd
Doubleday
2014
832
0345530764
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Edward Rutherford's sweeping tale traces Paris from Roman occupation to the building of Notre Dame, the machinations of Cardinal Richeleu, glittering court of Versailles, Revolution, the Belle Epoque, the Lost Generation, Nazi occupation and the Resistance all the way up to student revolt in the tumultuous 1960s.
$18.00

Paris in Mind

FRN412
Jennifer Lee (Editor)
Vintage Books
2003
288
1400031028
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
With selections spanning 300 years, this wonderful anthology reflects America's long connection to Paris and the French. The 30 American writers tapped include Benjamin Franklin, Ernest Hemingway and David Sedaris.
$16.00

The Paris Wife

FRN981
Paula McLain
Ballantine Books
2012
320
0345521315
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.
$16.00

More Books

Fodor's Paris' 25 Best

FRN41
Fodor's
Fodor's
2016
176
0147546273
PAPER
Guidebook
5/13/2014
0
0
0
0
This shirt-pocket map and guide includes essential information on the city's history, highlights and sightseeing, ideal for a short visit to the City of Light.
$13.99

Ile de France 514

FRN169
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2014
1
2067135228
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful and detailed map of the region surrounding Paris at a scale of 1:200,000.
$11.95

Into a Paris Quartier, Reine Margot's Chapel and other Haunts of St. Germain

FRN491
Diane Johnson
National Geographic
2005
204
0792262085
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Novelist Diane Johnson (Le Divorce) writes with insight, verve and wit in this affectionate, personal portrait of St Germain-des-Prés, her neighborhood on the Left Bank.
$10.95

Paris, The Biography of a City

FRN502
Colin Jones
Viking
2006
566
0143036718
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Jones writes with obvious affection in this entertaining, ambitious history of Paris, its architecture, culture and politics, from the late Stone Age to Jacques Chirac.
$20.00

Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light

FRN522
David Downie
Broadway Books
2011
303
0976925109
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Downie's irreverent ode to his adopted home takes the form of 31 short sketches on the history, people and places of Paris.
$15.00

The Lady and The Unicorn

BLG24
Tracy Chevalier
Plume
2005
250
0452285453
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this rich historical novel, Chevalier (Girl With A Pearl Earring) imagines the wealthy patrons, social milieu, intrigue and incident behind the 15th-century tapestries now hanging in the Cluny in Paris.
$16.00

The Authentic Bistros of Paris

FRN576
Francois Thomazeau, Sylvain Ageorges (Photographer), Anna Moschovakis (Translator)
Little Bookroom
2005
192
1892145340
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Take along this handy guide to 50 traditional eateries, many tucked away on hidden streets. With photographs, history and practical notes.
$16.95

Versailles

FRN726
Jean-Marie Perouse de Montclos
Abbeville Publishing Group
1997
160
1558592288
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Essays and suberb photographs on the famous chateau, its gardens, architecture and interiors.
$95.00

A Parisian Affair and Other Stories

FRN757
Guy de Maupassant
Penguin
2004
322
0140448128
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in in the nouveau riche Paris of society women, prostitutes and playboys, in Normandy at sea and in the South of France, the 34 gems in this Penguin Classics collection are vintage Maupassant: economical, darkly humorous and brilliant.
$13.00

Murder in the Latin Quarter

FRN772
Cara Black
Soho Press
2009
336
1569476217
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
The ninth installment in Black's series featuring "adorably punkish" detective Aimee Leduc, who gets around on a pink Vespa. This time, Aimee's investigations lead her through the old university district of Paris -- its colorful streets, schools, museums, cafes and bookstores providing a vivid backdrop to the suspense.
$15.95

Claude & Camille, A Novel of Monet

FRN891
Stephanie Cowell
Crown
2011
338
0307463222
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
You can practically smell the paint in Stephanie Cowell's lyrical novel -- peopled by not just Claude Monet and the love of his life, Camille, but also by his best friend Bazille, Renoir, Pissaro and Manet.
$15.00

A Moveable Feast

FRN916
Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
2010
240
143918271X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This restored edition of Hemingway's exuberant, irreverent portrait of life in Paris after World War I, edited by his grandson Sean, puts the 19 chapters originally selected by Hemingway in the order he preferred.
$16.00

Hungry For Paris

FRN985
Alexander Lobrano
Random House
2014
512
081298594X
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
An American in Paris since 1986, European correspondent for Gourmet and editor of Zagat's Paris, Lobrano brings a journalist's savvy and a food lover's insight to this enchanting guide of over 100 places to eat, enlivened by color photographs and charming essays on French food and dining.
$18.00

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Paris

FRA48
Mike Gerrard
DK Publishing
2016
192
1465445544
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions. With handy pullout map.
$14.00