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The Golden Moments of Paris: A Guide to the Paris of the 1920s

John Baxter

Following the popular Chronicles of Old Paris, John Baxter uncovers in The Golden Moments of Paris fascinating true stories about the personalities that gave Paris its “character” in the period between the First and Second World Wars. Explore one of the world’s most beautiful and loved cities in twenty-six fact-filled, humorous, and dramatic stories about the Années Folles—the Crazy Years at the turn of the 20th century. Learn about Gertrude Stein and her famous writers’ salon, Salvador Dali and the Surrealists, the birth of Chanel No. 5, and the antics of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the “lost generation.” See what these areas look like today by taking one of the guided walking tours of Paris’s historic neighborhoods and the cafes, clubs, and brothels that were home to the intellectuals, artists, and Bohemians. A must read for Paris lovers, art enthusiasts, Francophiles, Paris residents and tourists alike, the guide is illustrated with color photographs and period maps. If you enjoyed Woody Allen’s film Midnight in Paris, you’ll definitly love this book.


About the Author

John Baxter is an Australian-born writer, journalist and filmmaker; he has called Paris home since 1989. He is the author of numerous books including the autobiographical Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas, We’ll Always Have Paris: Sex and Love in the City of Light, The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris and Chronicles of Old Paris: Exploring the Historic City of Light.

 

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