David Downie Paris-based author of Paris to the Pyrenees and Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light

David Downie is an American author and journalist who divides his time between France and Italy. His latest books are Paris to the Pyrenees: A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of Saint James, and Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light. For over 25 years he has been writing about European culture, travel and food for magazines and newspapers worldwide. His other books include Enchanted Liguria: A Celebration of the Culture, Lifestyle and Food of the Italian Riviera; Cooking the Roman Way; and the political thriller, Paris City of Night. He is the author of three Terroir Guides: Food Wine Rome, Food Wine The Italian Riviera and Genoa, and Food Wine Burgundy. Downie also creates private, custom tours of Paris, Burgundy, Rome and the Italian Riviera.

Website: http://www.davidddownie.com/
Blog: http://www.parisparistours.com/

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