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Are there any Paris walking guides I should add to my collection?

Are there any Paris walking guides I should add to my collection?

Old Apr 28th, 2017, 12:28 PM
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Are there any Paris walking guides I should add to my collection?

After 25+ visits to the city, I don't need any of the general guides, but I am always interested in finding new places (or interesting takes on familiar places) in this endlessly fascinating city. So, the discovery of lesser known but still informative guides is high on my list. Here's what I currently have, and would be most appreciative of any suggestions for others. Thanks.
Walking Paris (Gilles Desmons)
The Paris Mapguide (Michael Middleditch)
Walks Through Lost Paris (Leonard Pitt)
Walks in Hemingway's Paris (Noel Riley Fitch)
Parisians' Paris (Bill Gillham)
The Flaneur (Edmund White)
Wandering Paris (Jill Butler)
The Historic Restaurants of Paris (Ellen Williams)
The Impressionists Paris (Ellen Williams)
Quiet Corners of Paris (Jean-Christophe Napias)
Discover Paris by Metro (RATP)
Unexplored Paris (Rodolphe Trouilleux)
Forever Paris (Christina Henry de Tessan)
Paris Through the Ages (Arthur Gillette - collection of 9 pamphlets)
An Hour From Paris (Annabel Simms - not the city itself, of course, but one of my favorites for the surrounding area)
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Old Apr 28th, 2017, 12:58 PM
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After 25 visits I assume you handle reading French, so I'll suggest my favorite Gallimard, Secret Paris. The old edition I have is out of print but available at amazon.com for less than five dollars. Worth it for the illustrations alone
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Old Apr 28th, 2017, 01:12 PM
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Paris, Paris by David Downie

https://www.amazon.com/Paris-Journey.../dp/0307886085
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Old May 15th, 2017, 05:15 PM
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Well, courtesy of an email alert from The New York Review of Books, here is exactly the sort of thing I was looking for: the soon-to-be-published Curiosities of Paris (https://smile.amazon.com/Curiosities...ities+of+paris). I've already pre-ordered my copy!
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Old May 15th, 2017, 05:24 PM
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"Parcs et Jardins de Paris à pied" by the Mairie de Paris and the Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre. It contains 23 walks through a variety of Paris neighborhoods.
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Old May 16th, 2017, 02:06 AM
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You might also check out -

The Invention of Paris: A History in Footsteps by Eric Hazan

Footprints in Paris: A Few Streets, a Few Lives by Gillian Tindall

A Walking Tour Paris: Sketches of the City's Architectural Treasures by G.Byrne Bracken

The Companion Guide to Paris by Anthony Glyn

Permanent Parisians: An Illustrated, Biographical Guide to the Cemeteries of Paris by Judi Culbertson and Tom Randall

Pariswalks by Alison and Sonia Landes

Bloom's Literary Places: Paris by Mike Gerrard

Paris: A Literary Companion by Ian Littlewood

Metrostop Paris by Gregor Dallas

The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris by John Baxter
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Old May 16th, 2017, 07:57 AM
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farrermog, great list - thanks!
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