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The Resource Saint-Germain-des-Pres : Paris's rebel quarter, John Baxter

Saint-Germain-des-Pres : Paris's rebel quarter, John Baxter

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Saint-Germain-des-Pres : Paris's rebel quarter
Title
Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Title remainder
Paris's rebel quarter
Statement of responsibility
John Baxter
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The award-winning chronicler of life in Paris reveals the secrets of his home quarter, Saint-Germain-des-Pres A unique blend of history, memoir, and sightseeing essentials, Saint-Germain-des-Pres is a captivating "narrative guidebook" to one of Paris's iconic quarters by John Baxter, bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Walk in the World. Occupying less than a square mile along Paris's Left Bank, Saint-Germain-des-Pres, originally an independent village centered around the medieval abbey that lends the quarter its name, has for centuries been home to rebels of all stripes. Within its boundaries, the French Revolution was plotted, the guillotine invented, and in 1968 students revolted and clashed with police. Philosopher Descartes is buried here (sans skull), while Sartre, Camus, and de Beauvoir birthed existentialism around the tables of the legendary Cafe de Flore. Saint-Germain sheltered and inspired such artistic rebels as Picasso, Rimbaud, Hemingway, and scores of jazz musicians. Today, the neighborhood, with its cobblestone streets, iconic cafes, and unique shopping destinations, is one of Paris's premier tourist attractions. And yet it retains its rebel soul¿́¿if you know where to look. In this first book in his "Great Parisian Neighborhoods" series, Baxter, an expat who has called Saint-Germain home for more than two decades, guides readers on an off-the-beaten-path journey through the quarter's history, landmarks, and delights."
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NjBwBT
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1939-
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Baxter, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
  • Great Parisian neighborhoods.
  • Great Parisian neighborhoods
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  • Saint-Germain-des-Pr©♭s (Paris, France : Quarter)
  • Saint-Germain-des-Pr©♭s (Paris, France : Quarter)
  • Saint-Germain-des-Pr©♭s (Paris, France : Quarter)
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
Label
Saint-Germain-des-Pres : Paris's rebel quarter, John Baxter
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
bl2016048676
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 235 pages
Isbn
9780062431905
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
bl2016048676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Saint-Germain-des-Pres : Paris's rebel quarter, John Baxter
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
bl2016048676
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 235 pages
Isbn
9780062431905
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
bl2016048676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations

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