David Downie
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David Downie

The secrets of why Paris is the most romantic city on Earth lie in the Romantic Age, and that's what my new book, A Passion for Paris: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light, is about (spring 2015). See you on book tour? Visit my website for details.
A native San Franciscan, I've called Paris home since 1986. I live and work in the Marais, and travel widely in France and Italy.
My travel, food, wine and arts features have appeared in over 50 leading print media worldwide. I've been contributing editor, European arts editor or Paris correspondent for half a dozen magazines.
I've also authored two apps: David Downie's Paris Timeline and David Downie's Food Wine Rome.
Starting with the most recent book first, Paris to the Pyrenees: A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of Saint James, was a bestseller, reaching #5 of all e-books. The little book that could is Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light, with striking black-and-white photography by Alison Harris (www.alisonharris.com), now into its 10th printing.
Paris City of Night, a classic thriller set in Paris, is out in e-book format. My three critically acclaimed Terroir Guides--Food Wine Italian Riviera & Genoa, Rome, and Burgundy, plus Quiet Corners of Rome, include stunning photography by Alison Harris.
For bite-sized portions, try the dozen+ anthologies I've contributed to: the latest is An Innocent Abroad (edited by Don George).
After nearly 30 years I still love living in Paris, Burgundy and Italy, and sharing my world with readers and private tour guests. Please visit www.davidddownie.com and my Paris, Paris Tours site: www.parisparistours.com. All the best, David

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Best Sellers

    • Paris, Paris

    • Journey into the City of Light
    • By: David Downie
    • Narrated by: Max Winter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 94

    Swapping his native San Francisco for the City of Light, travel writer David Downie arrived in Paris in 1986 on a one-way ticket, his head full of romantic notions....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great preparation for a trip to Paris

    • By LB on 07-11-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Paris to the Pyrenees

    • A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of Saint James
    • By: David Downie
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 17

    Driven by curiosity, wanderlust, and health crises, David Downie and his wife set out from Paris to walk across France to the Pyrenees....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Keep Walking,,,There's nothing to hear here...

    • By KJM on 02-03-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • A Passion for Paris

    • Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light
    • By: David Downie
    • Narrated by: Jean Brassard
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    A unique combination of memoir, history, and travelogue, this is author David Downie's irreverent quest to uncover why Paris is the world's most romantic city - and has been for over 150 years....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A disappointment after Paris, Paris

    • By ABrooks on 03-21-16

    Regular price: $24.95

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