A wonderful read. If you love Paris, or just the idea of Paris, then I recommend this book. Not your typical collection of dates and places, instead Downie explores the age of Romanticism. He covers the authors and artists of the period, and strives to place you inside the salons and dinners they frequented. Downie has the admirable ability to make you feel you are there. Travel back in time a hundred years and find out why Paris became the city of romance. And why the more things change, the more they remain the same!
Completed On: March 15, 2015