First Guide to
The Left Bank
2nd Edition Available Now
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Liveline with Joe Duffy
"Superb! Beautifully produced. 120 different places on the Left Bank. A really lovely book."
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"A delight to be dipped into at random or read from cover to cover when you need to be steeped in Left Bank lore to feed your dreams of Paris or just to learn new things about the city you love or live in."
A Fresh New Guide to
1st Edition Available Now
A fresh new guide to the streets, sounds and stories of Dublin, A Flaneur’s Guide introduces you to the People, Places and Pastimes of this Gaelic, Viking, Norman and now Global melting pot of myth, music and minds, evolving in front of your eyes.
Home to mythmakers, musicians and martyrs, distillers, drinkers and dramatists, discover Dublin's winding streets, Northside and Southside, follow the Trail of Independence, savour a pint of Guinness, visit a snug and absorb a rich literary landscape steeped in history.
A Flaneur's Guide to Dublin
1st Edition July 2021
Home to Mythmakers, Musicians and Martyrs, Distillers, Drinkers and Dramatists. From Pre-history to the Viking Age and onto a Post-History technology-driven urban landscape, stroll through the winding streets, Northside and Southside, follow the Trail of Independence and venture to the suburbs, visit the Phoenix Park, the Iveagh Gardens, the Hugh Lane and the RHA, walk the SoCoDu route and other picturesque jaunts, discover hidden nooks and crannies, lose yourself in a snug, discover cafes and breweries, ponder mottos and musings, all in the hands of a veteran flaneur, brimming with wit and wile and plenty of inside tips and things to do before, during and after your stay.
A Flaneur's Guide to Paris The Left Bank
1st Edition Published October 2020; 2nd Edition July 2021
Home to Poets, Artists, Composers, Singers, Designers, Architects, Monks and Maidens, Philosophers and Poseurs. From Antiquity to the Middle Ages and onto Post-Modernity, stroll through the streets of the Latin Quarter and the Boulevard Saint-Germain, visit the Luxembourg Gardens, Place Saint-Sulpice and other major attractions, discover museums large and small, cafés and brasseries, temples and tombs, all in the hands of our veteran flaneur, richardb, with plenty of inside tips and things to do in the mythical Left Bank before, during and after your stay.
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flaneur [fla-noeur] noun:
a person who strolls around in a seemingly meaningless way; a connoisseur of the street, an informed observer, a lounger, a loafer, a lover of city life in all its infinite variety.
Arranged alphabetically from A to Z, A Flaneur's Guide lets you wander at will through the streets, parks, museums, monuments, bars, cafés and restaurants of these legendary cities. With anecdotes and off the beaten path instructions, this collection of vignettes with original photographs is aimed to accompany visitors of all ages and experience. See our Blog entries for recent samples added to the Guide.
Paris - The Left Bank
Learn about Picasso, Balzac, Léo Ferré, Jacques Derrida, Yves Saint Laurent, Catherine Deneuve, Jim Morrison, Rodrigo, Descartes, Hemingway, James Joyce, Eileen Gray, Sainte Geneviève, Baudelaire, Delacroix, Marie Curie, Apollinaire, Louis Braille, Agnès Varda, Oscar Wilde et autres...
Visit the Musée D'Orsay, Eiffel Tower, Place Saint Sulpice, Boulevard Saint Germain, Rue du Bac, Place Dauphine, Académie Française, École Militaire, Institut du Monde Arabe, Bibliothèque Nationale, Jardin des Plantes, Hôtel Lutetia, Monnaie de Paris, Luxembourg Gardens, Arènes de Lutèce, Paname et encore...
Go to Balzar, La Palette, Chez René, Le Petit Lutetia, the PMU, Action Cinemas, FIP, Montparnasse, Luxembourg Gardens, the British Council, Collège des Irlandais, American University, Boullions, Rodin Museum, the Latin Quarter, Paradis Latin, Pont des Arts, Gallimard, rue de la Huchette et plus si affinité...
Learn about Arthur Guinness, Brendan Behan, Countess Markievicz, John Jameson, James Joyce, Maud Gonne, Samuel Beckett, Sinéad O'Connor, Bob Geldof, Jonathan Swift, Imelda May, Seán O'Casey, Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats and the rest...
Visit the Phoenix Park, the GPO, Baggot Street, Saint Stephen's Green, the National Gallery, Dún Laoghaire, Trinity College, the Hugh Lane, Temple Bar, George's Street Arcade, Casino Marino, SoCoDu, Glasnevin Cemetery, the Winding Stair, Iveagh Gardens, the Royal Hibernian Academy, the RDS and more...
Go to Bewleys, the Dawson Lounge, Smyth's, the Palace, visit a snug; dine at The Greenhouse, Matt the Thresher's, La Cave; stroll around the IFSC, go to the Central Bank, visit Hill 16, see a show at The Abbey Theatre or the Gate Theatre, walk the custom-made Independence Trail, go to a traditional music session at O'Donoghue's and have the craic, ar muin na mhuice...
Whether it is your first time visiting these cities and you are looking for insider advice, or whether you are a seasoned visitor and want to go under the hood, A Flaneur's Guide will bring you to places you may never have seen and reveal fascinating local stories of times past and present. For those who want a little bit more, opt for the Flaneur's Club choice and go one step beyond on your next visit with a personalised itinerary designed for your stay to be used in conjunction with the Guide.