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The Historic Restaurants of Paris: A Guide to Century-Old Cafes, Bistros and Gourmet Food Shops

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The vanished world of nineteenth-century Paris still awaits behind the doors of select restaurants and gourmet shops that have delighted customers for more than a hundred years. Crossing these thresholds, the discriminating diner and shopper can step into a gilded Belle Epoque setting favored by Manet and Degas, a vintage confectioner that supplied bonbons to Monet, or a s ...more
Hardcover, 258 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by Little Bookroom
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pjr8888
May 22, 2011 is currently reading it
Shelves: poetry, psychology
I specifically joined public radio station KQED-FM to get this book as a "premium" to give to a self-identified Franco-phile. He didn't even crack the binding to look at the Table of Contents...
"you can't please eveerybody, so you might as well pleas yourself!"

i shall read it myself with a certain bitter relish... and a glass of cabernet!
Tim
Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was ok
I bought this as I had read City Secrets of Venice by the same publisher.
Although obviously this has a specific subject matter I was disappointed. The entries are very abbreviated, presumably to fit them in, but you'd have to go elsewhere to really find out about the places listed.
You'd be better off with a bigger guide with all the information you need.
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