Paris is the most popular tourist destination in the world with 28.9 million tourists a year. Sometimes, especially in the summer months, it seems that they are all trying to go to the same place you are. A new book “Quiet Paris” by Siobhan Wall is a guide to over one hundred wonderful off the beaten path places for savoring the quiet delights of this most seductive of cities.
From the Parc Buttes Chaumont to the Buddhist Centre Kalachakra to a small shop (Au Petit Bonheur La Chance) in the Village Paul filled to the ceiling with hundreds of nostalgic things from the 1920’s to the 1970’s, this book is packed with real insider tips and discoveries. Says the author “It will tell you the perfect place to enjoy thoughtful conversation about the gardens you have seen, the books you have read and the food you have tasted in this entrancing city.”
Both veteran English-speaking Parisians and newbie visitors will find something noteworthy here. Wall, who is also the author of “Quiet London” and “Quiet Amsterdam,” has sought out many of Paris’ hidden jewels — small museums, tearooms and cafes, gardens and art galleries— that make this city so special.
“Quiet Paris” is scheduled to be published April 4th, 2013. Siobhan Wall signs her book April 9, 6pm at WH Smith 248, rue de Rivoli 75001