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Parisian cats / text by Olivia Snaije ; photography by Nadia Benchallal.

By: Snaije, Olivia.
Contributor(s): Benchallal, Nadia [photographer.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Paris, France : Flammarion, [2014]Copyright date: ©2014Edition: English-language edition.Description: 126 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9782080201744; 2080201743.Uniform titles: Chats parisiens. English Subject(s): Cats -- France -- Paris -- Pictorial works | Paris (France) -- Social life and customs | Paris (France) -- Description and travelDDC classification: 636.8/00944 Summary: In Paris, cafes and cats go hand in paw. This book introduces eighteen of Paris' most beloved cats as they take us for a stroll past the city's monuments and inside Parisian spots they call home.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In Paris, cafés and cats go hand in paw. Far away from the famous runways in the world capital of fashion, the biggest divas in town can be found strutting their stuff down the zinc bar of many a local hot spot. This book introduces eighteen of Paris's most beloved cats as they take us for a stroll past the city's monuments and inside the charming and quintessentially Parisian spots they call home. From her perch in an upstairs window at the legendary Shakespeare and Company bookstore, Kitty surveys the comings and goings of boats along the Seine and visitors at Notre-Dame. Swiffer at Le Café Zéphyr lures customers in from the bustle of the boulevard Haussman to enjoy a café or glass of wine in the colonial interior. Inside the Bristol, the exotic pedigreed Fa-raon enjoys pampering worthy of the palace hotel's paying clientele. And the Montmartre museum's feline inhabitant not only looks like the iconic black cat from the ever-popular poster for the Chat Noir cabaret, but he was named after the nightclub's founder Rodolphe Salis. These eighteen unforgettable cats offer a unique and irresistible Parisian tour.

"Simultaneously published in French as 'Chats parisiens'"--Colophon.

In Paris, cafes and cats go hand in paw. This book introduces eighteen of Paris' most beloved cats as they take us for a stroll past the city's monuments and inside Parisian spots they call home.

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Publishers Weekly Review

Francophile Snaije (The Ethnic Paris Cookbook) with photographer Benchallal produce a charming, well-designed feline-filled photo tour of the City of Light. Since the French health code permits cats to patrol businesses, they have become mascots at a variety of shops including top eating establishments such as Le Select in Montparnasse where the late majestic Mickey ruled, and Le Cafe Zephyr on Boulevard Montmartre, which is Swiffer's current beat. Each of the 19 profiles opens with a full-page candid shot of these natural beauties opposite a business card that provides the cat's address and a brief bio. Unlike famously svelte French women, the reader may be surprised to find that some French cats are not averse to carrying some extra avoirdupois on their waistlines. While a map would be useful for travelers wishing to follow the book as a guide, armchair ailurophiles will be amply satisfied with many double-page spreads of the subjects. Color photos. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.