Who doesn’t love Paris and movies? Michael Schurmann has combined the two into a winning guidebook, Paris Movie Walks, ten guided walking tours through the City of Lights, Camera, Action. And now, you can win your very own copy, signed by the author!
I had the good fortune to meet Michael and his lovely wife Marlys aka @ParisBuff several months ago, and they led us on a walking tour of their Montmartre neighborhood. They are among the fortunate few who live in the shadows of the beautiful white domed Basilica of Sacre Coeur, crowning the butte of Montmartre.
The cold, gray January day could not dampen our excitement as we strolled up and down the cobblestone hills of Montmartre. As we rounded each corner, Michael set the scene for us, sharing movie trivia, as well as pointing out sights of historical and architectural importance.
One of my favorite movies is “Amelie” and I was delighted to find so many recognizable street scenes. Who could forget the produce market with sweet Lucien and the obnoxious, sneering Monsieur Collignon, or the Two Windmills Cafe, where Amelie worked? And of course the scene where Amelie’s secret crush races up the steps to Sacre Coeur, only to find Amelie is watching him from below. Or the street she leads the blind man across, describing in rapid fire detail everything the blind man cannot see.
Now you can enjoy this same tour, and nine others covering all the “must-see” areas of Paris, as we are giving away a free copy of Paris Movie Walks, personally signed by the author!!!
Just leave a comment, and tell me what is your favorite movie of all time. One lucky winner will be drawn at random. Go!
Contest closes May 13, 2010. Good luck!