The Most Beautiful Walk in the World
A Pedestrian in Paris by John Baxter
The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris
by John Baxter
“A man with a great appreciation of what makes Paris tick.”Newsday
From the author of Immoveable Feast and We’ll Always Have Paris comes a guided tour of the most beautiful walks through the City of Light. That includes the favorite walking routes of many acclaimed artists and writers who have called Paris their home.
Baxter highlights hidden treasures along the Seine; treasured markets at Place d’Aligre; the favorite ambles of Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, and Sylvia Beach; and lots more fascinating detail. It's a series of intimate vignettes that evoke the best parts of Paris’s world-famous charms.
Baxter’s unforgettable chronicle reveals how walking is the bestway to experience romance, history, and pleasures off the beaten path
not only of La Ville-Lumière, but also, perhaps, of life itself.
One of the smartest nonfiction titles for summer reading ... Baxter tracks both the city’s history and the many celebrated figures who have savored the art of walking in one of the world’s most beautiful capitalsChristian Science Monitor
“A lovely book
Full of unexpected pleasures ...Parisians claim that walking walking around Paris is an art form in itself, and Baxter proves them rightChicago Tribune
“A man with a great appreciation of what makes Paris tickNewsday
“We are the beneficiaries of John Baxter’s considerable, vivid love for the expatriate life in Paris
The Most Beautiful Walk in the World is as close as a reader can get to the feel of a languid spring walk along Baron Haussmann’s boulevardsLos Angeles Times
“Anyone who loves Paris and loves to walk will feel this book was written just for them
A splendid memoir
Reading The Most Beautiful Walk in the World is the next best thing to a Paris vacationBoston Globe
the perfect companion for anyone inspired to hop over to France after seeing Midnight in ParisNPR.org