Paris Extra: A Virtual Tour of Paris

Eiffel Tower, Paris

Last Updated on April 29, 2023 by Ctybr67k

This virtual visit to Paris takes you on a tour of websites, YouTube videos and books which will bring the spirit of the City of Light alive for you even if you can’t go there right now. Tour beautiful Paris by day and then by night, find out how to market-shop and then cook like a French chef, cherry-pick from gallery websites and videos on the best baguettes, cheeses and patisserie the city has to offer. Enjoy extracts from the writings of authors who will bring aspects of Paris alive for you. It’s the next best thing to an actual visit!


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Links & Reading

Useful websites for tourists

Four comprehensive guidebooks
Lonely Planet Paris
The Rough Guide to Paris
Fodor’s Paris
Eyewitness Paris 

Three Literary anthologies and a history book for travellers
City Lit Paris edited by Heather Reyes
Paris: a Literary Companion by Ian Littlewood
A Place in the World called Paris by Miles Hyman and Steven Barclay
A Traveller’s History of Paris by Robert Cole

Five Paris Memoirs
The Flaneur by Edmund White
Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik
The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebowitz
Paris Revealed by Stephen Clarke
The Only Street in Paris by Elaine Sciolino