The history of Paris through 10 walks - from the Roman settlement of Lutetia to the delights of Paris-Plage. It will appeal to everyone, from the first-time stroller to the knowledgeable enthusiast, whether for a lunchtime saunter or a full day's exploration. From the author of the acclaimed "Historic London Walks", the story of Paris is told through a series of entertaining and revealing walks that will bring to life the many histories of the French capital for both seasoned visitors and first time tourists. Inside, there is a map for each walk, together with clear instructions and author recommended cafes and restaurants, and 16 pages of stunning colour photography. Recreating over 2000 years of the city's history, from the ancient catacombs to Le Defense, "Historic Paris Walks", takes the reader on ten specially commissioned rambles around the celebrated metropolis; each walk will introduce the people, personalities, events and ideas that have defined the city through the centuries and give the metropolis its unique identity. Discover the lost generation's favourite bookshop on the Rive Gauche, how the Louvre came to be built, the difference between a boulevardier, a flanuer and a pyschogeographer, and where to find the Isle of the Cows.