Some of the best stories about Paris take place in a movie. The Invention of Hugo Cabret, a three-D film adaptation by Martin Scorsese, stars Peter O’Toole, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Ben Kingsley. Alternatively, you can watch a classic Audrey Hepburn movie, complete with Gerswin Brothers songs and Fred Astaire. Another great movie set in Paris is The Lover’s Walks, starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn.
Marie-Laure’s father constructs a perfect miniature of their neighborhood
In his Paris travel stories, author Anthony Doerr depicts the relationship between a blind six-year-old girl and her father, a master lock maker at the Museum of Natural History. When his daughter goes blind at age six, he makes sure she receives a scientific education by using her other senses. Through touch and other tactile methods, he helps his daughter navigate the streets of Paris.
Cahill’s Hidden Gardens of Paris
If you’ve never been to Paris, Cahill’s Hidden Gardens of Paris is an excellent introduction. She gives readers a roadmap through Paris’s many hidden gems. The City of Light has been the home of many larger-than-life characters throughout the centuries, from the medieval lovers Heloise and Abelard to the defiant King Henri IV. In this book, she takes you through the gardens, which have become a sanctuary for Parisians and world travelers.
McCulloh’s The Paris Mapguide
The Paris Mapguide is a popular guidebook that is in its second edition. It has an easy-to-read format and a map that you don’t have to unfold. You can get essential information from its maps, and you’ll be amazed by the amount of information it contains. Whether you’re planning a city break or a day trip, you’ll find it invaluable.
Thirza Vallois’s The Lover’s Walks
This novel is a journey into the romantic Paris of Thirza Vallois, a renowned Paris writer. In this book, the author takes readers through the city’s side streets, with a special focus on the serene rue Chanoinesse. There, two houses stand out on opposite sides of the street: the country house with its picturesque shutters and terrace, and the elegant 17th-century mansion with its ornate wrought-iron decorations.
The author of The Sweet Life in Paris, David Lebovitz, is a food blogger, and his new book is part memoir and part cookbook. This charming memoir is filled with stories of his time living in Paris. In this book, you will learn about Lebovitz’s daily life, from learning how to cook in a tiny apartment to bribing shopkeepers with brownies. In addition to sharing personal stories, Lebovitz has included recipes and beautiful photographs of Paris.