Paris: A Photographic Journey provides a historical introduction to the subject and then, in nearly 200 photographs, a journey through its historical sights - bringing the story up to date with scenes of the awful fire that ravaged Notre Dame cathedral in April 2019.
Paris has long been popularly known as the ‘City of Light’ for its architectural beauty and tradition of intellectualism. It is the royal city of Louis XIV, the Sun King, and Napoleon, the intellectual city of Enlightenment luminaries such as Rousseau and Voltaire. It is also the city of bloody revolution and Madame la Guillotine.
Divided into the most renowned areas of this famous city, Paris: A Photographic Journey melds historic and modern photography to show how the City of Light has grown through the centuries. This coffee table travel book will inspire ideas on how you can spend your time when you visit, or just give you a momentary escape to this romantic European city of dreams.
Pictures include those of the gorgeous architectural marvels like the Arc de Triomphe, the Lourve, the Eiffle Tower, and the Moulin Rouge. Shops and restaurants of all French specialties are portrayed with dazzling authenticity. Explore the city as if you were traveling with you very own tour guide through the historic cobbled streets.