The Companion Guide to Paris by Susan GlynThe Companion Guide to Paris by Susan Glyn

The Companion Guide to Paris

bySusan Glyn, Anthony GlynRevised bySusan Glyn

Paperback | June 22, 2000

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Highly praised on its first appearance, this new edition of the 'Companion Guide to Paris', fully revised by Anthony Glyn's widow, preserves his vivid evocation of Paris - its foundation and history, ancient churches, wide boulevards and narrow streets, architecture, and philosophy - while bringing the book up to date. Special attention is paid to the completed Grand Louvre with its Pyramid, the d'Orsay and Picasso Museums and the refurbished Centre Pompidou; the changes to the Eiffel Tower and the Panthéon; and the restoration of the footpaths along the Seine. Informed and amusing, the book captures the changing moods of this fascinating city.

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Title:The Companion Guide to ParisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:348 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.78 inPublished:June 22, 2000Publisher:Boydell & Brewer LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1900639203

ISBN - 13:9781900639200

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Glyn is at his best when describing architecture, and when imparting snippets of information, such as that Delacroix took so long to complete his frescoes in Saint-Sulpice because he could only work during services, when the music inspired him. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT An exuberant performance by a man thoroughly at ease in the subject. THE TIMES Anthony Glyn's Companion Guide to Paris describes a collection of strolls along the Seine, down the Champs Elysies, through museums, galleries and parks. Along the way Mr Glyn displays a dry humour and a taste for salacious gossip... Descriptions of areas such as the Ile de la Citi have a personal touch and depth not found in competing guides. There is also a useful section on how to live in Paris. THE ECONOMIST