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Quiet Corners of Paris

Written by Jean-Christophe NapiasAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jean-Christophe Napias
Photographed by Christophe LefebureAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Christophe Lefebure
Translated by David DownieAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by David Downie

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More than eighty of the loveliest, most tranquil, and sometimes hidden places in Paris are celebrated in this charming guidebook

Quiet Corners of Paris is a beautifully illustrated peek into eighty-one often overlooked, always beautiful, locales: hidden villas, winding lanes, little-known 19th-century passages, serene gardens, and cobblestone courtyards. Some of the places have breathtaking views, others are filled with historic and architectural details, from stone archways, garden follies, boxwood mazes, ornamental statuary, stained glass, and Renaissance fountains. Follow a stone path under a trellis of blossoms or wander through a gate to discoverÉ


“To discover lesser-known quarters of the City of Light, consult Quiet Corners of Paris... This illustrated handbook takes you to often-overlooked parts of the city: its hidden villas, winding lanes, cobblestone courtyards and Renaissance fountains.” –Frank Wagner, Copley News Service

"Yes, noisy, bustling Paris has its quiet corners, and this attractive book describes them in loving detail. Most of the places mentioned here are out of doors and open to the public. The places range from museum courtyards and royal gardens to 15th Century cloisters and tiny passageways to the back streets and lanes of the various neighborhoods. Some famous sites are here (Luxembourg Gardens) but so are unknown treasures such as the Irish Cultural Center, housed in a townhouse used by the Irish Catholic collegiate community since 1775, or Paris' lesser-known islands. And few places are as quiet as the city's evocative cemeteries." -The Chicago Tribune

"Many tour books promise to deliver “secrets” and never do. This one does. Many times...More than 80 suggestions. All very high on my list of “musts” the next time I find myself in Paris with a good book, a fresh cigar, a few hours to kill--and no desire to be anywhere near the Mona Lisa." -Headbutler

"This small new York publisher is producing some of the most innovative, beautiful and rewarding guidebooks on the market." –Minneapolis Star Tribune

"The Little Bookroom...wants travelers to slow down. They've carved themselves a niche in the over-crowded travel book industry by thinking small with titles that define the character of a city." –The Pittsburgh Tribune

"For pocket-sized, covetable books, turn to The Little Bookroom." –Vogue [UK]

  • Quiet Corners of Paris by Jean-Christophe Napias
  • October 23, 2007
  • Travel - Europe - France
  • Little Bookroom
  • $14.95
  • 9781892145505

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