Only in Paris a brilliant guide book by Duncan JD Smith

Written by on January 24, 2017 in Book Reviews And Interviews

only in paris duncan smithIf you love Paris and fascinating facts about the world’s most popular city – you’ll love this book, it’s not a guide book like all the others.

It’s not like your average guide book with details you can find anywhere on line for free – this book is written by someone who has walked its streets for many, many hours. Duncan JD Smith is a Paris expert and in this book he has concentrated on the off the beaten track side of the city. The quirky, the strange, the surprising and the downright odd are all here and it makes for utterly riveting reading.

Only in Paris

If you long to find the secret courtyards and gardens of the city – then this is the book for you. Love to know about the parts most tourists miss but shouldn’t – this is a checklist of the fabulous surprises the city holds.

If you want to know about the history and unusual facets of Paris – I’m sure you’ll be engrossed as I was when reading this book.

I’ve visited Paris many times and know it well but I was amazed by some of the facts and figures, histories and anecdotes in the book. If you thought it was just about the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Arc de Triomphe – think again. It doesn’t mean we don’t love those wonderful icons of Paris, it means there’s more to love than you thought!

Paris is a captivating place, not just for its über famous monuments and streets but for its secrets, mysteries and incredible history and if you want to be in the know, Duncan will share with you the knowledge he’s built up over years and years of research.

I can’t recommend this book enough and I’m not going to spoil the surprise by telling you what’s in it but I will reveal – I had no idea before I read this book that one of the most important collections of Monet paintings may be found in the Musee Marmottan private museum located in a former ducal hunting lodge on the edge of the Bois de Boulogne at 2 rue Louis-Boilly…

If you’re not inspired already to visit Paris, beware – this book will do that!

Available from : Amazon

Find out more about the Only In city guides at: www.onlyinguides.com

Read Duncan JD Smith’s The Magic of Montparnasse in the Autumn 2016 edition of The Good Life France Magazine

Related Articles

The Lost Girl by Carol Drinkwater

We talk to actress and author Carol Drinkwater about her book THE LOST GIRL (June 2017)… I am frequently asked where the inspiration for one of my books came from. The answer is that it is very difficult to pin down that unattainable breath of something, that whispered thought that grabs you and begins to […]

Continue Reading

Uncorked by Paul Shore

Sometimes little twists of fate can evolve into tornadoes, changing us both as a person as well as our perspective on life… In his early thirties, Canadian Paul Shore’s technological work took him on a short business trip to the south of France. The experience rekindled his love for this amazing country. So, when the opportunity […]

Continue Reading

A Day With Claude Monet In Giverny

“His intellect never flags, he is eager to see and express everything. For Monet, there are too many subjects – there is beauty in everything that exists. All of it should be painted. Life is too short to try and set limits on its variety of sights and infinity of sensations.” Gustave Geoffrey, 1922 A […]

Continue Reading

A Château for Sale by Carrie Parker

A Château for Sale by Carrie Parker: This really exciting romantic thriller is set between beautiful rural Kent and the majestic Château de St Geniès-Lafontaine in the south of France, and I found it compelling reading. The key characters are the gentle Kate, and her husband Alastair, who live in a lovely cottage in Kent which they have […]

Continue Reading

Amboise in the Loire Valley | Home of Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci: The Amboise Connection by Pamela Shields. The overriding comment I have to make about this book is ‘absolutely fascinating!’ Everyone has heard of Leonardo da Vinci, most famous perhaps for his paintings including the Mona Lisa which hangs in the Louvre in Paris. However Pamela Shields gives us so much more information […]

Continue Reading

Subscribe

If you enjoyed this article, subscribe now to receive more just like it.

Subscribe via RSS Feed

Comments are closed.

Top