Forget about Michelin stars—this illustrated guide takes you down the narrow streets to the smoky clubs and steamy little restaurants that are the neighborhood haunts of Paris, revealing the places favored by Henry Miller, Ernest Hemingway, and James Baldwin. Describing the character of each district, it uncovers a Paris that you might think no longer existed: you can find a café-chantant in Edith Piaf's old neighborhood, where the often raucous entertainment is part of the modest price; a bistro where a former U.S. president is sometimes glimpsed among the diners; and an all-night restaurant that's an institution in Les Halles.
"This guide to the legendary bistros of Paris is a heartfelt and insightful tribute to their stories and legends. They are places where history and fiction have been made.... Original photography and useful listings."—France Magazine