Un flâneur is a stroller, someone who mooches through city streets, footloose and fancy-free with little agenda. But it's more than this, for there is logic to the haphazardness of the walk. The point is to leave yourself alert to chance encounters and unforeseen discoveries.
A self-professed flâneuse, food- and Paris-lover Jane Paech invites the reader to explore the myriad delights of the French capital via leisurely strolls through the city. Each chapter presents a charming first-person tour through a different neighborhood, with a focus on acquiring a specific Parisian treat - from a glass of vin naturel to rose and jasmine macarons, from authentic French onion soup to champagne and truffles. Along the way, you'll discover exquisite gardens, lesser-known museums, inviting cafés, unusual specialty shops, and so much more. All the featured sites are highlighted in the text, and addresses and contact information for each are listed at the end of the chapters. With loads of color photos and an infectious enthusiasm for French culture and cuisine, Delicious Days in Paris is all but guaranteed to incite both hunger and wanderlust! (AG)