French fancies



The world is full of people who love Paris. If you know the city already, you’ll be one of them If you’re about to go there for the first time, then you will soon be part of the ‘ I love Paris’ tribe – a tribe that is scattered all over the world.


How true are the opening words to the City Pick Guide to Paris – snippets of comments and pieces from books all about Paris in all its forms – its emotions, the people, the locations and the magic of the city overall Paris is a lot more than the many tourist sites it has on offer, its cafes, baguettes and wine for example –

Visit the Eiffel Tower – 

Published by Gallic Books
Published by Gallic Books

Read the Booktrail of this book here – 

so brilliant someone's written a book about it!
so brilliant someone’s written a book about it!

MUST visit the best English language bookshop in the city –


Paris is a city with a bloody history, mysteries and murders, great art and even great cuisine. Plus one of the most famous cemeteries in the world – where Jim Morrison amongst others is buried.

By Gallic Books
By Gallic Books

Can’t get to Paris just now? Well then sit back and relax and travel from the comfort of your armchair for City Pick gives you the option and takes you on a thrilling ride around one of the most famous and most magical city via the books and writing by local writers

Our favourites mentioned – sites and books to read further? All huddled together under headings such as I love Paris, Le Menu, sex in the city make this a cocktail of a book you can drink and drink with no fear of a hangover!


The guide is introduced  by Stephen who wrote an hilarious and often oh so true a Year in the Merde based on his experience there –



They do eat a lot of cheese some of which smells like pigs’ droppings. They don’t wash their armpits with garlic soap. Going on strike really is the second national participation sport after pétanque. And yes they do use suppositories.


Haha! But Don’t take anyone’s word for it – be inspired to discover Paris for yourself


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A Year in the Merde –


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