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The perfect walking guide to Paris and its history, now in a thoroughly updated sixth edition

Full of architectural detail, unique advice, and historical anecdotes, Pariswalks allows the reader to do as the Parisians do--take to the streets on foot to discover the secret splendors of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. 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.

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.-Germain, and an all new tour of the Place de la Concorde. Each walk is easily completed in a morning or afternoon and suggests shopping, dining, and cultural stops.

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.

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Committee of Public Safety, was chiefly responsible. 1795–1799 Directory, a government made up of senators and representatives. The military suppression of the royalists and Jacobins led to the rise of Napoléon. 1799–1804 Consulate under Napoléon Bonaparte 1804–1814 Empire, with Napoléon as emperor. He conquered much of Europe but was finally defeated by the British Wellington at Waterloo. He died in exile at Saint Helena in 1821. 1852–1870 Reign of Napoléon III. Georges Haussmann was his

ago there was no street here at all, simply open fields that belonged to the abbey. You will recall the stories of the university students battling violently with the priests of the abbey over the use of these lands. These conflicts were settled only in 1368, when the monks built a wall and moat around themselves for privacy and safekeeping. At that time they also dug a canal, sixty-five feet wide and twenty-five feet deep, which ran from the Seine down the present rue Bonaparte to the corner

is one of the larger, more elegant hôtels, and it is part of a guided tour given by the Monuments Historiques (once a month only), which will take you inside this building and inside the Hôtel de Sully. The tour, given in French, is announced in Pariscope and L’Officiel des Spectacles. If you understand even a little French, it is well worth going. The history first, then the present-day offerings. The Hôtel de Chaulnes, built in 1607, was one of the most luxurious houses in the place Royale.

Inside is a clean, private toilet, sink, mirror, and flowering tiled walls. A woman in a small wooden booth monitors the bathrooms and will also shine your shoes, if you desire. Would that all bathrooms in Paris were as charming! On the other side of the church (the left if you are facing the front) is a discount ticket office for French theater. If you speak French and want to see a play, the Kiosque Théâtre is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 12:30 to 7:45 P.M., and on Sundays, from 12:30 to

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