Paris, Paris: Journey Into the City of Light

Version: Unabridged
Author: David Downie
Narrator: Max Winter
Genres: Travel, Europe
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: November 2013
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours, 55 minutes
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Swapping his native San Francisco for the Cityof Light, travel writer David Downie arrived in Paris in 1986 on a one-wayticket, his head full of romantic notions. Curiosity and the legs of across-country runner propelled him daily from an unheated, seventh-floorwalk-up garret near the Champs-Élysées to the old Montmartre haunts of thedoomed painter Modigliani, the tombs of Père-Lachaise cemetery, the luxuriantalleys of the Luxembourg Gardens, and the aristocratic Île Saint-Louismidstream in the Seine.
Downie wound up living in the chic Marais district,married to the Paris-born American photographer Alison Harris, an equallyincurable walker and chronicler. Ten books and a quarter-century later, hestill spends several hours every day rambling through Paris and writing aboutthe city he loves. An irreverent, witty romp featuring thirty-one short prosesketches of people, places, and daily life, Paris, Paris: Journey into the Cityof Light ranges from the glamorous to the least-known corners andcharacters of the world's favorite city.

Author Details

Author Details

Downie, David

David Downie, a native San Franciscan, lived in New York, Providence, Rome and Milan before moving to Paris in the mid-1980s. He divides his time between France and Italy. His travel, food and arts features have appeared in print publications worldwide. Downie is co-owner with his wife Alison Harris of Paris, "Paris" Tours custom walking tours of Paris, Burgundy, Rome & the Italian Riviera. He is the author of the critically acclaimed "Paris, Paris", and the bestselling "Paris to the Pyrenees".