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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, including the favorite walking routes of the many of the acclaimed artists and writers who have called Paris their home.

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Thrust into the unlikely role of professional "literary walking tour" guide, an expat writer provides the most irresistibly witty and revealing tour of Paris in years.

In this enchanting memoir, acclaimed author and long-time Paris resident John Baxter remembers his yearlong experience of giving "literary walking tours" through the city. Baxter sets off with unsuspecting tourists in tow on the trail of Paris's legendary artists and writers of the past. Along the way, he tells the history of Paris through a brilliant cast of characters: the favorite cafés of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and James Joyce; Pablo Picasso's underground Montmartre haunts; the bustling boulevards of the late-nineteenth-century flâneurs; the secluded "Little Luxembourg" gardens beloved by Gertrude Stein; the alleys where revolutionaries plotted; and finally Baxter's own favorite walk near his home in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

Paris, by custom and design, is a pedestrian's city—each block a revelation, every neighborhood a new feast for the senses, a place rich with history and romance at every turn. The Most Beautiful Walk in the World is your guide, par excellence, to the true, off-the-beaten-path heart of the City of Lights.

“A splendid memoir . . . Reading The Most Beautiful Walk in the World is the next best thing to a Paris vacation.” ---Boston Globe

“Anyone who loves Paris and loves to walk will feel this book was written just for them. . . . Charming.” ---USA Today

“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 boulevards.” ---Los Angeles Times

“A lovely book . . . Full of unexpected pleasures . . . Parisians claim that walking around Paris is an art form in itself, and Baxter proves them right." ---Chicago Tribune

The Most Beautiful Walk in the World

A Pedestrian in Paris

Author John Baxter

Narrated by Graham Halstead

Publication date Mar 7, 2017

Running time 6 hrs

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