Paris brims with wonderful things to see, eat, and do, and spring is without a doubt one of the best times of the year to make the most of it all. With the current coronavirus pandemic and the resulting travel freeze, the City of Lights will have to be enjoyed from afar, but these great books are one more way to keep your Paris cravings at bay. It’s not easy to choose just three books about this fantastic city, but here are the ones that are getting me excited about traveling again.
Whether it’s to put you in the mood for a future trip or simply to learn more about the City of Light, reading a book about Paris is always a good idea. Best-selling author and celebrated chef David Lebovitz’s “L’Appart” is sure to do the trick. Part-memoir, part-cookbook, it details the American chef’s adventures in renovating his Parisian flat, peppered with amusing stories about food and French culture. And cocktail fans shouldn’t miss Lebovitz’s newest release, “Drinking French.”
New York Times best-selling author Pam Jenoff’s highly anticipated novel “The Lost Girls of Paris” is the story of a group of female spies who are sent to work in France during World War II. Inspired by true events, this fast-paced work of fiction is a testament to the courage and strength of women.
Personal stylist Alois Guinut’s “Dress Like a Parisian” reveals simple style secrets, beloved brands, and even lists of timeless essentials that can be found in the wardrobe of every French it girl. Find the right colors, shapes, and styles to inject your wardrobe for a little je ne sais quoi.
- See our other books on Paris to read this spring.
- Read about the petits commerçants who are making life in Paris a little easier during the lockdown.
- Follow David Lebovitz’s around his perfect day in Paris.
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