Carol Shapiro, the producer, does a spectaclular job combining the narrator, the voices of the authors, and the sounds of Paris to give you a first-class experience. While you take in the sights, smells and sounds of the area, you'll learn a bit of history to set the stage for the tour. We also noticed that you have an account on Bookworld. I don't use headphones in my daily life, but they were really worth taking on the trip. I learned to explore the building façades, their inner patios that sometimes hide gardens, statues and even centuries old temples. I think the directions are clear for both right- and left-brained people.
In this newly revised edition, readers will find completely updated walks covering the most interesting neighborhoods of central Paris, from the Place de la Bastille to the Boulevard St. There is a street I've walked down many, many times and never noticed the details and true history of the area. I wish there were guides like this for every city! This particular edition is in a Paperback format. These tours take you to areas that other tourists just pass through on their way to the Eifel Tower and Louvre. Never again will I try to sightsee with my nose buried in a guidebook! I learned enough of the city history to get me curious and start reading on my own about the kings of France, the history of Paris architecture, and so much more. Each walk is easily completed in a morning or afternoon and suggests shopping, dining, and cultural stops.
The distaff side of the Landes clan has a keen eye for detail and a sharp nose for the unexpected tidbits that make visiting any city a delight. Her tip about how to push the buttons to enter hidden courtyards -- and her guidance as to which ones to be sure to check out -- allowed me to see aspects of Paris that I otherwise never would have encountered. Pariswalks L Andes Alison L Andes Sonia L Andes Rebecca can be very useful guide, and pariswalks l andes alison l andes sonia l andes rebecca play an important role in your products. There are probably a lot of good guide books for walking in Paris. Would you like us to keep your Bookworld order history? Sonia, Alison, and Rebecca Landes lead the reader through the maze of Paris's hidden back streets and into the tiny shops, secluded courtyards, underground cellars, and serene interiors that tourists rarely see.
After a walk you feel like you really know the area. For example, if you're near the Eiffel Tower and want to learn about that --- good luck finding the spot in the Audiobook where they discuss that. Thanks for supporting an Australian owned and operated business! Book Summary: The title of this book is Pariswalks and it was written by , ,. With this book you experience the real Paris, not the tourist's Paris. Pros: - This audiobook has interesting historical facts and stories that you usually don't hear about Parisian neighborhoods. The narration is humorous as well as informative.
The walks are slow and intend for you to really look at your surroundings as you read about the history, architecture and people. Would you like us to keep your Bookworld details, including delivery addresses, order history and citizenship information? Every page is action packed with violence, sex, and intrigue. I have explored parkings for outstanding discoveries like the medieval wall on the underground parking on rue Mazarine , etc. The only danger is that if you go to Paris with this book, you may never want to leave again, like I did. They left my hands and mind free to focus on Paris. I will never travel to Europe again without first checking to learn whether an audiotape is available for my destination city. Because this Pariswalks audiotape is so good,I have given theLondonwalks audiotape on faith for Christmas to someone about to head for London.
Each walk is easily completed in a morning or afternoon and suggests shopping, dining, and cultural stops. Featuring maps, over forty black-and-white photographs, and a select list of quaint restaurants and hotels, Pariswalks is the essential companion to the hidden wonders of the City of Light. These audio tours allow you to free your eyes and hands and just enjoy the walk. This latest edition is, if possible, an improvement on the previous ones; adding the perspective of a new co-author has improved the product. Full of architectural detail, unique advice, and historic and literary anecdotes, Pariswalks allows the reader to do as the Parisians do-take to the streets on foot to discover the secret splors of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. This book has been one of the many reasons I fell in love with Paris. Sonia, Alison, and Rebecca Landes lead the reader through the maze of Paris's hidden back streets and into the tiny shops, secluded courtyards, underground cellars, and serene interiors that tourists rarely see.
Beginning with this book, I learned how much history and cultural wealth is hidden in every corner of the city, ready to be discovered. The problem is that once you have gotten your nifty new product, the pariswalks l andes alison l andes sonia l andes rebecca gets a brief glance, maybe a once over, but it often tends to get discarded or lost with the original packaging. Pitty, because I loved the region and the walk itself. At the beginning of each tour allow one per day , find a bench in one of the many small parks and read the introduction to the tour. I'm eager to use similar audio books in other European cities. In this newly revised edition, readers will find completely updated walks covering the most interesting neighborhoods of central Paris, from the Place de la Bastille to the Boulevard St. I especially enjoyed the background on particular shops and restaurants and their proprietors! There's no way to search through or find a chapter that talks about a specific neighborhood.
You no longer have to have your nose in a book to get a little history. What makes this book so good is that it is also a good read. Everyone who has an interest in the quiter, more intimate details of Paris should take these walks. On my recent visit to Paris, I used headphones and this superb audio book to guide me on my walks. Directly as a result of following one of the walks I have found a club that is now, years later, a regular stop anytime I am in Paris. All that and it's educational. We also noticed that you have previously shopped at Bookworld.
It was published by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston and has a total of 241 pages in the book. Featuring maps, more than forty black-and-white photographs, and a select list of restaurants and hotels, Pariswalks is the essential companion to the hidden wonders of the City of Lights. In fact, it taught me how to explore Paris on my own during the 5 years I lived there. Not the usual tourist attractions, but very interesting insights into the neighborhoods. To buy this book at the lowest price,.