Transported back to 20th century Paris, France

July 12, 2011 at 2:26 pm Leave a comment

I have to admit that my vision of Paris has always been stuck in the 1900s. An idealised picture of luscious dinners eaten after the theatre; ladies in long dresses with elegant cigarette holders; gentlemen who would never leave the house without a hat; seamstresses in chic homemade dresses; and cafés full of smoke and talk of philosophy. Of course I would be completely out of place in this city but I can’t help wishing that I saw Paris in its heyday. So when Fodor’s re-released a free download of their 1936 guide to Paris in celebration of their 75th birthday, I was in heaven….

 

Note: Now that we’re home Gary and I had to get real jobs. Funnily enough I managed to bag a position as a blogger for a tour company. The above is an extract from my favourite blog on our new Paris site which I think is pretty good if I may say so myself. And I may because this is my blog.

Click here to have a look at the full post. Think casual racism and pay-per-dance balls in Montmartre. 

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