Author(s): Siobhan Wall
Paris is a beautiful city with astounding architecture and world-famous museums and restaurants. Because of its many attractions, however, it often feels as if there is nowhere to escape from the crowds. Siobhan Wall, author of Quiet Amsterdam and Quiet London, has sought out hidden, tranquil places so that Parisians can find some respite from their busy lives. She has gone in search of small museums and cafes so that visitors to the city can discover another, quieter side to this entrancing metropolis. From formal gardens to light-filled art galleries, chic boutiques, small tearooms and gourmet delicatessens, Quiet Paris has over one hundred and twenty tempting places to savour the quiet delights of this most seductive of cities.
'Packed with real insider tips and discoveries.' Paris Voice Book of the Week: 'Magnifique.' Mail on Sunday 'A book that will tempt you to wander off the beaten track next time youvisit Paris.' Destination France 'A new, gentle-hearted guide to tranquil spots around the capital.' Marie Claire online 'There's another side to Paris and it could have us converted.' French Entree 'Avoid getting hot and bothered in summertime Paris by finding your own peaceful corner.' France magazine 'The ideal guide to exploring Paris beyond the hotspots on everybody's hit list. Away from the mainstream guidebooks, Quiet Paris is the perfect companion for the frequent visitor to Paris who has already seen the grand monuments and is ready to delve a little deeper under the city's surface.' Easy Voyage 'Siobhan Wall's nifty pocket-sized number gives you the lowdown on more than 120 places to enjoy a chilled-out vibe in the City of Light.' Jet 2 Holidays 'Essential reading for any discerning visitor to, or inhabitant of, Paris.' Pipedown newletter
SIOBHAN WALL is a writer and artist. She initially studied at Cambridge University, followed by a degree in Fine Art at Central St Martin's College of Art and Design, and an MA (Distinction) in Visual Culture at Middlesex University, London. Siobhan has worked as a senior lecturer, teaching photography, cultural studies, video production and fine art for over ten years at universities in London and Oxford.The author of numerous articles on contemporary art published by international journals (Eyemazing, Framework, Ceramics Art and Perception, etc.), more recently Siobhan has curated group exhibitions for British museums and galleries. Her paintings have also been included in group shows at the Whitechapel Art Gallery and the ICA, London and she has two works in the permanent collection of women's art at New Hall, Cambridge. Siobhan is the author of Quiet Amsterdam (9780711233423) and Quiet London (9780711231900).