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- A Flaneur’s Diary
Tour Duration: 10AM-3PM (estimated), no-host lunch
Host: Terrance Gelenter
1 Person: 250 euros
2-3 Persons 350 euros
Price: 4-6 persons 500 euros
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Flaneur: a detached pedestrian observer of a metropolis, a “gentleman stroller of city streets”, first identified by Charles Baudelaire.
Paris is not just the most beautiful and most romantic city in the world it is a state of mind. Savor every moment of your time in the City of Light, especially those unexpected pleasures that lurk around every corner as you lift your head skyward and discover a bas-relief or watercolor painting one flight above the ground on a building you had passed before without noticing.
I invite you to join me for a Paris walking tour au flaneur as we wend our way from one side of Seine beginning with a discussion of the importance of the café in Parisian life and the luminaries like Sartre, de Beauvoir, Camus, Juliette Greco and Miles Davis who filled them to the other, pausing to enjoy the obvious (the Louvre) and the slightly hidden (passage Vivienne.)
In our travels we will meet the wine merchants, galeristes, restaurateurs and eccentric personalities who have become my friends and will give you a warm welcome to the neighborhood.
A day of guerrilla theater with me as director and you as an actor whose unique observations and impressions add a texture and spontaneity to our script.
Among our Right Bank stops will be the courtyards of the Louvre, the Palais Royal and gardens, Les Halles, and many more.
As longtime subscribers to the Paris Through Expatriate Eyes newsletter, The Paris Insider, we knew that the Paris au Flaneur program would be an illuminating way to prepare ourselves to discover and enjoy Paris on our own–we just didn’t know that it would be so entertaining.
Our host Terrance Gelenter combines the journalist’s eye for detail and subtext and the film critic’s knowledge of cinematic Paris, accompanied by the saloon singer’s ability to sing a few bars of songs, in French and English, inspired by Paris –imagine that you are in one of Hollywood’s great musicals about Paris. – Philip Knowlton & Suzanne Fitzgerald
Victoria & Olga the Fabulous Finns
Terri & Kathy from Colorado tasting at La Dernière Goutte
Deb & Ken, Shreveport, LA
The Kupps party from San Jose with Jonathan at the Goutte.
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