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The Little(r) Museums of Paris

An Illustrated Guide to the City's Hidden Gems

By Emma Jacobs

  • Hardback
  • £14.99

A beautiful, timeless guide to the hidden treasures of Paris, from writers' apartments and house museums to maritime collections and scientific oddities, this charming book includes off-beat watercolor illustrations and a focus on one of the world's most beloved and aspirational travel destinations.

A visit to Paris can often seen like a highlight reel -- the Louvre, the Musee d'Orsay, the Eiffel Tower. But Paris isn't only about the big attractions; in fact, some might say it's the off-beat destinations that hold the greatest treasures. The Little(r) Museums of Paris takes a whimsical journey through these smaller destinations, from the fantastical to the bizarre, offering both a guide to the city and inspiration for armchair travelers.

Rather than traveling by neighborhood, this charming guide explores the different types of institutions nestled within Paris, from time capsules like the Musee Nissim de Camondo to explorations of the world beyond the city limits, including the Institute of the Arab World. Readers will peek behind the curtains of artists' apartments and into the microscopes of collections of scientific oddities. Each entry opens up a new world of adventure, with a description of the museum's collection, as well as a short history, watercolor illustrations, and a miniature map. For residents and visitors alike, the captivating illustrations and deeply-researched yet approachable writing will encourage greater appreciation of the cultural diversity, history, and colorful characters that give Paris that je ne sai quois.

Biographical Notes

Emma Jacobs is a multimedia journalist producing work for public radio and top podcasts, including NPR, PRI's The World, ESPN's 30 for 30, and for print publications like The Washington Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her illustrations have appeared in a variety of print and online outlets and in the book Caféologie (Éditions Gründ, 2017). Previously, she worked at NPR member-stations WHYY in Philadelphia and WNYC.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780762466399
  • Publication date: 27 Jun 2019
  • Page count: 208
  • Imprint: Running Press Adult
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