The Companion Guide to Paris

January 1985
14 colour, 16 line illustrations
360 pages
21.6x13.8 cm
Companion Guides
ISBN: 9781900639200
Format: Paperback
Companion Guides

The Companion Guide to Paris

Anthony Glyn

Revised by Susan Glyn

`An exuberant performance' THE TIMES
Highly praised on its first appearance, this new edition of the Companion Guide to Paris, fully revised by Anthony Glyn's widow, preserves his vivid evocation of Paris — its foundation and history, ancient churches, wide boulevards and narrow streets, architecture, and philosophy — while bringing the book up to date. Special attention is paid to the completed Grand Louvre with its Pyramid, the d'Orsay and Picasso Museums and the refurbished Centre Pompidou; the changes to the Eiffel Tower and the Panthéon; and the restoration of the footpaths along the Seine. Informed and amusing, the book captures the changing moods of this fascinating city.


Glyn is at his best when describing architecture, and when imparting snippets of information, such as that Delacroix took so long to complete his frescoes in Saint-Sulpice because he could only work during services, when the music inspired him. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
An exuberant performance by a man thoroughly at ease in the subject. THE TIMES
Anthony Glyn's Companion Guide to Paris describes a collection of strolls along the Seine, down the Champs Elysées, through museums, galleries and parks. Along the way Mr Glyn displays a dry humour and a taste for salacious gossip... Descriptions of areas such as the Ile de la Cité have a personal touch and depth not found in competing guides. There is also a useful section on how to live in Paris. THE ECONOMIST

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