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  • SubGenre:Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:182
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667831985

Parisian Life

Adventures in The City of Light

by Edith de Belleville

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Memoirs of a native Parisian woman who lives in the City of Light through art, history and literature.


When your best girl friend is Coco Chanel, your life can't be too dull. When your enemy is Napoléon, your life can't be too ordinary either. And when you are flirting with Hemingway at the Ritz bar in Paris, even your love life is glamorous. This is the fabulous and real life in the City of Light of Edith de Belleville, a native Parisian who is in love with the past, art and extravagance. Edith’s frank and charming style brings Paris vividly to life—its charm, its idiosyncrasies, its cafés and its glorious ghosts from the past. This collection of short stories is for anyone who loves Paris—the history, the romance, the culture—and who dreams of Parisian life.

About the author

Edith de Belleville is a licensed tour guide in Paris, an attorney-at-law and an author. She published a book in French about inspirational Parisian women from the past, “Belles et Rebelles, à l’ombre des grandes Parisiennes” ( Editions du 81). When she is not at Versailles or the Orsay Museum, Edith is sitting on a café terrace in Paris, enjoying a café crème and watching the world go by.