Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light by David Downie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is not a travel guide and it's not a history book and it's not really a memoir. So what is it?
It's a pleasant stroll along the Seine with a friend pointing out things you would not have noticed by yourself. It's an American ex-pat familiar with the city taking you to the hidden places and giving you the background on who built it, who lived there, and why. It's a morning in the park or cafe watching people and smelling the flowers. It's a rambly collection of essays about Paris, its history, its people and its personality.
I quite enjoyed most of the essays. I'd recommend it to someone planning a trip to the City of Light.
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