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The little(r) museums of Paris : an illustrated guide to the city's hidden gems / written and illustrated by Emma Jacobs.

The little(r) museums of Paris : an illustrated guide to the city's hidden gems

Jacobs, Emma, author. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780762466399 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0762466391 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: 192 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Philadelphia : Running Press, 2019.

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Includes an index and a bibliography.
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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 offbeat 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 quoi.
Subject: Museums > France > Paris > Guidebooks.
Paris (France) > Guidebooks.
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