Armchair Travel – Destination Paris

Again, work calls so here’s another brief post for your perusal…

Looking for a little Paris without the hassle and expense? Try Gail Vida Hamburg’s HuffPost article Paris on the Brain for a bit of armchair travel. Coincidentally, it was just yesterday that I started Americans in Paris by Charles Glass. This also got me thinking about books I’ve loved that were written on Parisian tableau.

Topping my list, though on a much less serious note than that of Mr. Glass, has to be the work of expat Peter Mayle. While I haven’t read all of his titles, I can confidently steer you toward ‘A Year in Provence’ for a light and charming read. Also, you might recall The New Yorker contributer Adam Gopnik for his witty commentary on French life in the book Paris to the Moon. Either way, you’ll get  good flavor and feel from those who have made Paris their home and written to tell the tale. There’s always great humor in the cultural snafu.

Feel free to weigh in on French titles and perhaps we can compile our own list of les livres superbe, non?

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-Post by Megan Shaffer

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