Thursday, December 4, 2014

Hello, Good Bye, and Hello again in 2015, which is when I get back to Paris after a long voyage.

My Writers in Paris Walking Tours went off beautifully in 2014, with "Lost Generation" Montparnasse leading the way in popularity -- Ernest Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein and others of the 1920s expatriate crowd.  Very stimulating!   You can't miss.  But my "A Band of Outsiders": Place de la Contrescarpe/rue Mouffetard walk is right behind Montparnasse, because this colorful fringe of the Latin Quarter was where Hem started his Moveable Feast period, James Joyce finished Ulysses, and George Orwell started writing Down and Out in Paris and London, all in the 20s.  But towering French writers also figure in that walk -- Verlaine, Balzac, Victor Hugo in the 19th century, and with a history going all the way back to Francois Villon in the Middle Ages,


Every one of the eight walks I offer is extremely rich, each in its own special way. For descriptions of each, please take a look at the heading of THE WALKS

My 2015 season will start in the middle of April and will run to the end of November. I give a walk on every Sunday morning, and do walks on weekdays and Sundays according to the requests of prospective walkers.

Happy Holidays to you all!


David Burke

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