Edited by James O’Reilly, Larry Habegger, and Sean O’Reilly

Including stories by Jan Morris, John Gregory Dunne, Edmund White, Ina Caro, Mort Rosenblum, Julian Green and many more

“Paris is one of a handful of cities on earth one should endeavor to know over the course of a lifetime, not just in one or two or even a half dozen visits. Paris—or Parisians—may rebuff you from time to time, but then, that is one of its duties, one of its perverse pleasures. Paris is not lightly seduced, not to be trifled with.”
—From the Introduction to Travelers’ Tales Paris

Paris may be the center of the civilized universe, but it belongs to everyone. The City of Light is a luminous, romantic, and arresting place that visitors never forget. Travelers’ Tales Paris captures that romance through 36 stories about Paris and its environs, stories that touch on all that is unique about Paris: vibrant nightlife, rich and tumultuous history, delectable cuisine, hidden attractions, magnificent art and architecture, and the uniquely Parisian attitude of those who live there.

In Travelers’ Tales Paris readers will:

  • Revel in the Left Bank’s literary past with Herbert Gold
  • Join a community of van dwellers with Maxine Rose Schur on the banks of the Seine
  • Glimpse Marlene Dietrich on a night out in “Gay Paree” with Hanns Ebensten
  • Experience unexpected grace at Notre Dame with Donald George
  • Escape from Nazis on a train with Marcel Laventurier in a World War II adventure you’ll never forget
  • Tour the “other Versailles,” Vau-le-Vicomte, with Ina Caro
  • Discover bliss as you savor foie gras and oysters with Michele Anna Jordan…and much more.

About the editors

James O’Reilly, president and publisher of Travelers’ Tales, wrote mystery serials before becoming a travel writer in the early 1980s. He’s visited more than forty countries and worked on virtually all of the Travelers’ Tales books, winning nineteen awards for excellence. James lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Larry Habegger, executive editor of Travelers’ Tales, co-edited the award-winning Travelers’ Tales Mexico and Travelers’ Tales Thailand, among others. As a series editor he has worked on almost all of the Travelers’ Tales titles. He is co-author, with James O’Reilly, of “World Travel Watch,” a syndicated column which since 1985 has appeared in major newspapers in five countries. Larry regularly teaches the craft of travel writing at workshops and writers conferences, and he lives with his family in San Francisco.

Sean O’Reilly, editor-at-large and director of international sales at Travelers’ Tales, is an editor of many award-winning travel books, including The Ultimate Journey, Pilgrimage, and The Spiritual Gifts of Travel. He is also the author ofHow to Manage Your Dick: Redirect Sexual Energy and Discover Your More Enlightened Evolved Self. He lives with his family in Arizona.

About Travelers’ Tales

Founded in 1993, Travelers’ Tales publishes the best in travel writing from world-famous authors and new and emerging writers. Our goal is to inspire and enlighten readers through true stories by travelers who have explored the depths of their experiences. The series includes: country and regional guides; books which explore the themes of women’s travel, spirituality, food, humor, and adventure; travel advice books; Footsteps: The Soul of Travel, a series of single-author travel narratives; and Travelers’ Tales Classics, a series which introduces out-of-print favorites of travel literature to a new audience. Travelers’ Tales Paris (Updated) is the latest in the country and regional guide series.

Travelers’ Tales Paris (Updated)
Edited by James O’Reilly, Larry Habegger, and Sean O’Reilly
Travelers’ Tales, October 2002
$19.95, Trade Paperback, 424 pages, 5 1/8″ x 8″
ISBN: 1-885211-83-X