OF WANDERING THE STREETS OF
FLÂNEUR. THE ART OF WANDERING THE STREETS OF PARIS
A man walks the streets of Paris, alone and without a destination. He covers the long avenues with their great buildings; he gets lost in the crowds of the grands magasins. Buttoned up in his black overcoat, he wanders, restless, through the city. But what is he looking for?
The word flâneur derives from the French verb flâner, which means “to wander”, “to waste one’s time”.
This book teaches how to wander aimlessly, how to get lost in the city. You will find here some stories about promenades and urban exploration, stories about dandies and about flâneurs. Reading this book you will find out the secrets of flânerie, the noble art of wandering without a destination.