|Pages/Publication Date:||237 / 2016|
Occupying less than a square mile along Paris's Left Bank, Saint-Germain-des-Prés has for centuries been home to rebels of all stripes. This is where the French Revolution was plotted, the guillotine invented, and in 1968, students revolted. Saint-Germain sheltered such artists as Picasso, Rimbaud, Hemingway, and scores of jazz musicians; Descartes is buried here, while Sartre, Camus, and de Beauvoir birthed existentialism around the tables of the Cafe de Flore. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos, this book by the author of We'll Always Have Paris and The Most Beautiful Walk in the World is a brisk yet informative promenade through one of the city's most storied neighborhoods.