In Paris, cafés and cats go hand in paw. Far away from the famous runways in the world capital of fashion, the biggest divas in town can be found strutting their stuff down the zinc bar of many a local hot spot. This book introduces eighteen of Paris’s most beloved cats as they take us for a stroll past the city’s monuments and inside the charming and quintessentially Parisian spots they call home. From her perch in an upstairs window at the legendary Shakespeare and Company bookstore, Kitty surveys the comings and goings of boats along the Seine and visitors at Notre-Dame. Swiffer at Le Café Zéphyr lures customers in from the bustle of the boulevard Haussman to enjoy a café or glass of wine in the colonial interior. Inside the Bristol, the exotic pedigreed Fa-raon enjoys pampering worthy of the palace hotel’s paying clientele. And the Montmartre museum’s feline inhabitant not only looks like the iconic black cat from the everpopular poster for the Chat Noir cabaret, but he was named after the nightclub’s founder Rodolphe Salis. These eighteen unforgettable cats offer a unique and irresistible Parisian tour. With cat videos garnering 100 million YouTube views, Chicago’s cat-inspired film festival, cat-print oxfords on sale at the Gap, the Grumpy Cat franchise, and a new Japan-initiated trend for cat cafés that is taking the world by storm, from London and Paris to Tokyo and New York, buyers are sure to have a “good ‘feline’” about the potential cat-loving market for this book.
About the Author
Olivia Snaije is a journalist for The New York Times, The Guardian, Condé Nast Traveller, Harper’s Bazaar Art, and The Global Post, and has been a major contributor to several guidebooks on Paris.
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st August 2014
Publisher: Editions Flammarion
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1