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Markets of Paris, 2nd Edition: Food, Antiques, Crafts, Books, and More Paperback – May 15 2012

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Little Bookroom; 2nd Revised edition edition (May 15 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936941007
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936941001
  • Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 1.8 x 15.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 299 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #116,581 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Markets of Paris is going to be in my luggage on my next trip to Paris. It is the best book to use if you are a 'foodie' but are not a local. The foot work is done, so you can just pick and choose your interests, then take the Métro and enjoy the treasures of Paris. "— Marc Bauer, Master Chef, French Culinary Institute

"This is the book I wish I had had with me on my last visit to Paris. I'll just have to return to Paris armed with this guide.  What a great lens to view this magnificent city through - plus I love the way it just slips into a pocket." — Deborah Madison, author of Local Flavors and Seasonal Fruit Desserts

"While most general travel guides list the major Parisian markets, like the famous Marché aux Fleurs and Marché aux Puces de Clignancourt, this guide details all the markets in the city selling food, antiques, books, crafts, and more. Entries provide the standard information for all markets, such as location, days and hours of operation, and nearest Metro stop, as well as the authors' recommendations and detailed descriptions of the articles offered for sale, including specialty items. For travelers with limited time, suggested itineraries list markets by geographic area and open days, which allows the reader to find, for example, a flea market on the Right Bank that is open on Mondays. . . . travelers wanting to experience Paris by strolling its markets with the locals will find this guide invaluable.” —Library Journal
 
"A wonderful book. . . . The book is more than a listing of where to locate open and roving markets—it helps you narrow down which ones are better, what personality each market has, and what you can expect to find at your favorite." —BonjourParis
 
"You can find pretty much anything you want in the markets of Paris: old letters, dead bears, live chickens. The only problem is that you'd have to roam around hours and hours to find them. The newly released book by Markets of Paris is a vade mecum for any focused Parisian shopper. A pocket sized book with hundreds of listing, the book will save you hours of searching for obscure curios. . . . the book is priceless." —Gridskipper
 
“This is the perfect book format for toting around Paris. . .Markets of Paris describes in thoughtful prose a variety of Paris markets, focusing primarily on the 65 outdoor food markets that are an essential part of the Paris landscape. . . .But, for me, what really sets this book apart is the careful prose. Time is taken to capture the essence of how one market’s aura can differ from any other in Paris...There’s just enough here to whet your appetite, get you into the Metro, or putting on your walking shoes to explore neighborhoods that may have escaped your attention.” —ParisLogue
 
"There's shopping, and then there's shopping in Paris. For those fortunate enough to have the problem of finding the best Parisian goods, be it cheese, clothing, botanical prints or porcelain, there's Markets of Paris." —Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
 
"Markets of Paris catalogs every market in the city, from the fresh meat and produce stalls of the open-air Marche Barbes to the quaint fabric vendors of the Marche Saint-Pierre. It's a perfect guide to a quintessentially romantic feature of the city that's often difficult for visitors to navigate." —Culture & Travel

About the Author

Dixon Long is the author, along with Ruthanne Long, of the first edition of Markets of Paris and of Markets of Provence. He is also a novelist and short story writer, as well as dean emeritus and professor emeritus of political science at Case Western Reserve University. He has lived in Paris and Provence. 

Marjorie R. Williams has been attending farmers markets since her childhood. Her work has been featured in Edible magazine and travel blogs. She has an MFA in creative writing and held executive editorial positions with major publishers. She also writes short fiction and is a book coach. She and her husband have lived in Paris and reside in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


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The stories are a little more personal and anecdotal than I'd like, as well as being slightly dated - but nonetheless and interesting overview of the many possibilities that await us when we get to Paris this summer.
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This is a great little book, easy to carry with you in a pocket or bag, offering good recommendations, directions and suggests for eating. Nice to have the arrondissement listed so you can plan a day of things in the same areas so as not to waste time.
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It was OK. I really want a list of thrift shops .. not vintage.
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Everything I was hoping it to be.
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very informative
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