For exact search results, put your search term in quotation marks, like this "no et moi".

Your basket is empty

Your shopping basket is empty.

Tourism > Paris

Tourism Tourism: Paris

  • By Adam Roberts
  • Price: £14.95
  • ISBN: 9781780237466
  • Availability: Limited Stock

Buying Options

Explore behind the tourist facade of the world's most visited city. In this book, Paris-based writer and Invisible Paris blogger Adam Roberts provides a concise and informative portrait of the iconic metropolis. He uncovers the story of how a provincial backwater rose up to become the richest and most powerful city in Europe, and a world leader in fashion, the arts and gastronomy - and why it continues to dazzle today.<

In short, illustrated chapters, Roberts casts his eye over 2,000 years of turbulent history, from a time when roaming Celtic tribes first set up camp to the present day: he covers the rise and fall of royalty, uprisings and invasions, destruction and magnificent redevelopments, and he explores the city's contributions to the world, including Gothic architecture, city planning, mammoth museums and urban art. A section on the city today - perceptive essays and observations on topics ranging from Parisian Sundays to the inside workings of a historic hotel - reveal the twenty-first-century city.Roberts also offers travellers a diverse selection of tips on places to visit, from a vintage sweet shop to a museum of romantic life, a relaxing hidden garden in a hospital, and a converted hairdressing salon where you can play table tennis. Recommended for those planning a trip to the city or simply for anyone who loves Paris, this book offers a unique overview of one of the world's most fascinating cities.

Title details

Series Tourism Title Paris
Subject English Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date August 2017 Authors Adam Roberts
Binding Paperback Pages 272
Size(mm) 120x200 Weight (gms) 450
ESB Code 56291 ISBN 9781780237466
Inspection Copy No Delivery Limited Stock
  Price £14.95

Reviews

In order to add your own review to this title you must first log in so that we can validate your feedback.

Other titles in this series

Tourism: An Armchair Traveller's History of Apulia

By Desmond Seward, Susan Mountgarret

"An Armchair Traveller's History of Apulia" is the story of the heel of Italy - ...

read more...

Tourism: Citypack Guide Florence with pull-out map

By VV AA

Get to know the best of Florence with this wonderful city guide, perfect for bot...

read more...

Tourism: Italy 2019 - Lonely Planet

Covers Rome, Turin, Piedmont, the Italian Riviera, Milan, the Lakes, Dolomites, ...

read more...

Tourism: Luxe Rome city guide

By VV AA

Rome's accommodation can be scandalously expensive for what you get but fret not...

read more...

Popular Languages

Other languages and curriculum subjects

French

Courses & Language Learning

Reference

Audio-visual

Periodicals/Magazines

German

Courses & Language Learning

Supplementary resources

Reference

Audio-visual

Periodicals/Magazines

Italian

Courses & Language Learning

Reference

Audio-visual

Periodicals/Magazines

Portuguese

Courses & Language Learning

Supplementary resources

Readers

Periodicals/Magazines

Russian

Courses & Language Learning

Supplementary resources

Readers

Audit/Visual

Periodicals/Magazines

Spanish

Courses & Language Learning

Supplementary resources

Reference

Audio-visual

Periodicals/Magazines

Digital

Digital

Other Langs

A-D

D-H

H-M

M-S

S-Z

We use cookies to help make our website better.

We use cookies to help make our website better. At the moment, your preferences prevent us from using cookies. If you are happy with this please click here or simply continue to use our website. Otherwise find out more and amend your preferences here.

How we use cookies

You currently have the following cookie configuration. You can change the cookies you accept by ticking or unticking the relevant boxes.

You can find out more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies

Close

Coronavirus

PLEASE NOTE: delivery services in the UK and overseas are running slower than usual because of the consequences of the global pandemic.

Please expect considerable delays.

Dismiss notification

X