Who better than a wine buff to help you brush up on your mental picture of Paris?
'Mostly' a sommelier, a wine bar owner and author, Olivier Magny is a Parisian born and bred. He is the founder of O Chateau wine bar and author of, among other books, 'Into Wine' and 'Stuff Parisians Like'. Visit his website for more of his witty and wise advice about Paris, Parisians, wine and life in general. What Olivier's reading right now:
'Stuff Parisians Like' by Olivier Magny My very own – simply because it’s a humourous depiction of what Paris is about these days. An insider’s view, beyond the clichés. The French version has become a bestseller in France, thus proving – and that’s the biggest surprise – that Parisians seem to have a sense of humour. 'Metropolisson' by Janol Apin A terrific photography book dedicated to Paris metro stations. Each picture is a literal interpretation of the very name of the metro station. Very cheeky.
'The Camp of the Saints' by Jean Raspail A book like a punch in your face. Not strictly about Paris, but this book highlights the contradictions that define most Parisians. Visionary food for thought for a fast-changing city, in a fast-changing world.