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Author Baxter, John, 1939- author.

Title Saint-Germain-des-Prés : Paris's rebel quarter / John Baxter.

Publication Info. New York : Harper Perennial, [2016]

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 Talbott: Circulating Collection  DC752 .S25 B398 2016    Available  
Edition First edition.
Description xi, 235 pages : illustrations, map ; 18 cm.
Series Great Parisian neighborhoods
Great Parisian neighborhoods (Harper Perennial (Firm))
Note "Includes a map and tour of 22 sites"--Cover.
Includes index.
Contents A village in a city -- Sticks and stones : Le Cour du Commerce Saint-André -- The body in the bath : Marat Assassiné -- A tale of two cafés : Café de Flore -- God and gunpowder : the Church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés -- Rimbaud's policeman : memorial to Guillaume Apollinaire -- A good read : the San Francisco Book Company -- The sweetest sin : Debauve et Gallais, chocolatiers -- High crimes and misdemeanors : the banks of the Seine -- Eating out : Crèmerie Restaurant Polidor -- Underground : Le Tabou -- The cup that cheers : Mariage Frères -- The kiss : the Fontaine de Léda, Jardin du Luxembourg -- Closed houses, open minds : Miss Betty's brothel -- The show must go on : the Odéon Forecourt, Café Voltaire, and La Méditerranee -- The last bohemian : Raymond Duncan's Akademia -- Sleeping with the enemy : Hôtel Lutetia -- $1000 a year : Ernest Hemingway apartment -- Bon appétit : market fromagers -- Rich man, poor man, beggar man ... -- The rumble in the tunnel : the Metro stations at Odéon and Cluny-La-Sorbonne -- Eating with Anaïs : Salon La Belle Otéro, Lapérouse -- The gone world : "The Beat Hotel," Chez Rachou -- An ordinary day, with Kalashnikovs.
Summary For many years, Saint-Germain-des-Prés has been a stronghold of sans culottes, a refuge to artists, a paradise for bohemians. It's where Marat printed L'Ami du Peuple and Thomas Paine wrote The Rights of Man. Napoleon, Hemingway, and Sartre have all called it home. Descartes is buried there. Now bestselling author and Paris expert John Baxter takes listeners on a narrative tour of Saint-Germain-des-Pres, which is also where Baxter makes his home. Tucked along the shores of the Left Bank, Saint-Germain-des-Pres embodies so much of what makes Paris special. Its cobblestone streets and ancient facades survive to this day, spared from modernization thanks to a quirk in their construction. Traditionally cheap rents attracted outsiders and political dissidents from the days of Robespierre to the student revolts of the 1960s. And its intellectual pedigree boasts such luminaries as Pablo Picasso, Arthur Rimbaud, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Simone de Beauvoir, Gertrude Stein, and Albert Camus. Part-history, part-guidebook, Saint-Germain-des-Pres is a fresh look at one of the City of Light's most iconic quarters, and a delight for new tourists and Paris veterans alike.
Subject Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris, France : Quarter)
Paris (France) -- Description and travel.
Paris (France) -- History.
TRAVEL -- Europe -- France.
France -- Paris.
France -- Paris -- Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Quarter)
Paris (Francia) -- Descripciones y viajes.
Paris (Francia) -- Guias.
Genre/Form Nonfiction.
Added Author Baxter, John, 1939- Great Parisian neighborhoods.
ISBN 9780062431905 (paperback)
0062431900 (paperback)