John Baxter’s Nights in Paris

Any guidebook can tell you what to see and do in Paris during the day: museums and monuments, cathedrals and croissants—the checklist of Parisian clichés is enough to keep any tourist busy until closing time. But what about when darkness falls on the City of Light?

Inspired by the literary tours he gave during the day, “Five Nights in Paris” is enriched by anecdotes from John Baxter’s own life in France. From the late-night haunts of the city’s most storied artists and writers, to the scenes of its most infamous crimes, this unique travel memoir whisks its readers off to places you won’t find in your average guidebook.

An expat resident of Paris for more than twenty years,

John Baxter is the author of “The Perfect Meal,” “The Most Beautiful Walk in the World,” “Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas,” “Paris at the End of the World,” and “We’ll Always Have Paris.” Baxter is the co-director of the Paris Writers Workshop and gives walking tours through Paris. He lives with his wife and daughter, in the same building Sylvia Beach called home.