Paris in Stride: An Insider's Walking Guide (Paperback)
A local’s treasure map to the sites where Parisians know to go to be oh-so-Parisian.
Finally, the “must-do, must-visit, must-see” travel list given to you by the Parisian friend you’ve been longing to have. Charmingly illustrated throughout, this practical guide will transport readers to the delightful sites and discoveries of Paris. Vibrant watercolors illustrate destinations including architectural marvels, gardens, historical highlights, cultural hubs, markets, food and wine favorites, and lots of little “je ne sais quoi’s” that make Paris so magical. Cultural musings, accessible histories, anecdotes, and informative details accompany the illustrations throughout, making this volume truly as practical as it is beautiful.
The book features seven specially curated daylong walking tours. Winsome watercolor maps of the “promenades” with colorful icons of suggested sites guide readers through the romantic, winding Parisian streets, passing cafés, historical sights, small galleries, outdoor markets, and the kind of authentic and timeless places that one hopes to find when imagining the city. The careful artistry, insider’s musings, and approachable readability—both visually and texturally—in this book will delight and inspire tourists and armchair travelers alike.
About the Author
Sarah Moroz is a Paris-based journalist, writer, and translator.
Jessie Kanelos Weiner is an American illustrator, author, and food stylist based in Paris. She creates breathtaking watercolor imagery for international clients including Nespresso, Conde Nast, Free People, Pinterest, Abrams, Instagram France, Penguin Press, Harper Collins, Rizzoli and Hachette among many others. Her illustrations has appeared in publications like Vogue, Tmag, Resist!, Gather Journal, Cherry Bombe, Le Nouvel Observateur and M Le Magazine du Monde. Jessie writes a popular blog about her life in vivid watercolor called thefrancofly.com. Her book Edible Paradise: A Coloring Book of Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables (Universe) intricately explores the edible plant kingdom. She has also published several handful of cookbooks with Editions Marabout, an imprint of Hachette Livre.
"Paris in Stride: An Insider’s Walking Guide (Rizzoli) is a handy-size illustrated guidebook by two ex-pats, Jessie Kanelos Weiner and Sarah Moroz, who provide insights into the “real Paris” they know and love. Weiner’s charming watercolors of the city (and its food and wine) are the next best thing to hopping on a plane."
—Jocelyn McClurg, USA Today
"This useful and handy guide transports the reader to the Paris that only locals know. With unique and compelling narratives on culture and history, the authors have created an authentic glimpse into Parisian life. The attention to detail, originality, conciseness, and readability will most certainly delight the casual and veteran traveler."
—New York Journal of Books
"Charmingly illustrated with more than 150 of Weiner’s delicate watercolors, the book curates walking itineraries the authors put together to go beyond the typical guidebooks."
—Times of Northwest Indiana
"Full of gorgeous illustrations of the circular city and chronlogical itinerary planning of where to go next and why using the neighborhood map, this 170 page guide will easily fit in your carry-on and is the new must-have for your next trip to Paris."
—The Simply Luxurious Life
"Such a rich trove in a book small enough to carry with you through the city leaves only one negative feeling in you: If you consider yourself an expert on insider Paris, this book will prove you wrong!"
—The Paris Blog
". . . There's no better gift than the latest — and hands-down prettiest — guidebook from Rizzoli, Paris in Stride. Paris locals (and American expats) Sarah Moroz and Jessie Kanelos Weiner teamed up to create this illustrated gem of a walking guide to the City of Lights, complete with wit, watercolor maps and plenty of je ne sais quoi."