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30-second Paris : the 50 key elements that shaped the city, each explained in half a minute / editor, John Flower ; foreword, Pierre Boisard ; contributors, Elizabeth Benjamin [and fifteen others ; illustrations, Nicky Ackland-Snow.

Contributor(s): Flower, John, 1938- [editor.] | Boisard, Pierre [author of foreword.] | Ackland-Snow, Nicola [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: 30 seconds.Publisher: London, England : Ivy Press, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 159 pages ; illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781782405443; 1782405445.Other title: Thirty-second Paris | Paris.Subject(s): Paris (France) | Paris (France) -- HistoryDDC classification: 944/.361 Summary: "Think you know Paris? Why is it called the City of Lights? Where are the capital's vineyards? What heritage did Hector Guimard bestow on the city? How many bridges cross the Seine? Step away from the grand boulevards and chic boutiques and satisfy your curiosity. "--Publisher's description.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

"If you want to know more about France's capital without the doorstop-heavy books, then 30-Second Paris will be right up your street." - Living France

Think you know Paris? Why is it called the City of Lights? Where are the capital's vineyards? What heritage did Hector Guimard bestow on the city? How many bridges cross the Seine? Step away from the grands boulevards and chic boutiques and satisfy your curiosity. Written by experts who live and breathe Paris, this volume gets you under the skin of the city to reveal its true beating heart. In just half a minute - the time it takes to read a topic - 30-Second Paris takes you on a tour without the tourists, revealing Paris and its environs in all its contemporary as well as its historic glory, divulging its quintessential quartiers, famous residents and residences, monuments and museums, cemeteries and squares, markets and fashion meccas, open spaces and entertainment arenas.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Think you know Paris? Why is it called the City of Lights? Where are the capital's vineyards? What heritage did Hector Guimard bestow on the city? How many bridges cross the Seine? Step away from the grand boulevards and chic boutiques and satisfy your curiosity. "--Publisher's description.