About this title: There are many guidebooks to the glorious buildings of Paris, but this one is unique: its author is a trained architect who escorts readers through the City of Lights with his own superbly detailed and beautiful drawings. All 535 monuments and notable buildings presented in Michel Poisson's architectural sketches are seen from the most interesting angles, often those impossible for photographers to capture. And, no parked cars, pedestrian traffic, or billboards block Poisson's views. The book is organized by neighborhood and includes easy-to-follow maps for walking tours. Each drawing is accompanied by informative text. All the major monuments are covered, along with many fascinating but less well-known structures that only a lifelong Parisian like Poisson would know.
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