AUBURN — Paris: City of Light, rich in art, architecture, culture and history, home of Notre-Dame, the Louvre, and so many other landmarks. But there is more to Paris than famous landmarks.

In a new guide book, “Pilgrimage to Paris: The Cheapo Snob’s Guide to the City and the Americans Who Lived There,” author and traveler Jayne R. Boisvert offers a unique way to discover the city. Boisvert will be at the Auburn Public Library at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 9, to share her travel tips.

Author and traveler Jayne R. Boisvert will speak at the Auburn Public Library on Thursday.

The easy-to-use guide includes tips, main attractions, free (and nearly free) things to do, shopping, museums, churches, cafes and restaurants. The book also provides short biographies and addresses associated with famous Americans — writers, journalists, politicians, musicians and performers, artists and architects, and several other interesting people who don’t fit neatly into typical categories — who spent time living la belle vie in the French capital.

Boisvert obtained a Master of Arts degree in French from Boston College and a Ph.D. from the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the State University at Albany, New York.

For more information, call the library at 207-333-6640.


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