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CELEBRATED AUTHOR THIRZA VALLOIS: "AVEYRON, A BRIDGE TO FRENCH ARCADIA"
SUNDAY 1 JUNE
19h00 - 22h00
Happy Hour. Dinner & Dessert. Thirza's Presentation. More Great
Our Guest of Honor:
Thirza's latest book: "Aveyron, A Bridge to French Arcadia "
Come and enjoy an evening with Thirza Vallois when she will be presenting and signing her latest book "Aveyron, A Bridge to French Arcadia." A long-time Paris resident and an agrégée of the Sorbonne, Thirza Vallois is the acclaimed author of the highly acclaimed "Around and About Paris" series, "Romantic Paris". She has also written the Paris Entry for the Encarta Encyclopaedia and has appeared on BBC, PBS, CNN, NPR, Discovery, The Travel Channel, the French Cultural Channel, and contributes regularly on Paris and France to the international media the Financial Times, United Airlines' Hemispheres, and Condé Nast Traveller, among others.
After decades of devotion to her beloved Paris, Thirza Vallois ventured into the last and most remote corner of France. She has come back astounded by what she has discovered. At Sunday's presentation she will share with you her amazing journey to the Averyon, where the cutting-edge Millau Viaduct and the ancient Roquefort cheese cohabit, where Knights Templar villages host anti-globalisation rallies, where Michelin-starred restaurants serve contemporary cuisine next to prehistoric monuments and by the old pilgrim road to Compostela. Above all, in a recent poll the Aveyron was voted by the French themselves as the number 1 area for its unbeatable quality of life.
Praise for Thirza Vallois:
"Entertaining at all times, and full of erudition and historical anecdotes, she out-Baedekers Baedeker even at his best." Francophonie
"There are guides to every aspect of Paris... and then there are Thirza Vallois's extraordinary Around and About Paris. The Sunday Times
"Treat yourself to this treasure!" Booklist (The American Library Journal).
"Astonishingly informative companion." The Times Literary Supplement
This is in no way a directory for tourists (get the Time Out Paris guide for that), but with its wit, erudition and lively writing, it knocks most books on the City of Light for six." Time Out
"For in-depth coverage of the sights, sounds and smells of Paris, nothing tops Thirza Vallois' Around and About Paris books... You can wear out your feet before you get through these two volumes, but you would be so entertained you wouldn't even notice." The Paris Free Voice
"This book is not written as a travel guide but a revelation. It delves so deeply into so much of the Aveyron that it brings it to life on the page. And it is so well presented by the author that every chapter is a fascinating read and hard to put down."
France on Your Own
"I urge you to get your hands on a copy of her book!"
The Right Way to Travel
Thirza Vallois is among the worlds' experts on Paris — her three volume work Around and About Paris place her immediately in the pantheon of contemporary Paris connaisseurati. Aveyron, A Bridge to French Arcadia is an implicit acknowledgement that if you seek to understand Paris, you must go elsewhere than Paris... If the Aveyron is too far for you to visit — do not worry. Thirza Vallois will bring you there with this latest flower of what is becoming a marvelous bouquet."
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