Paris: The café
"In just one week, at a café, one can learn more about the life and customs of Paris, than spending a year in an English hotel."
Donald Grant Mitchell, Fresh Gleanings, University of Michigan Library, 1847.
A literary city guide
Citimarks takes travelers on a journey to explore the soul of a city. With the help of travel notes and city stories published by famous writers, Citimarks opens a dialogue with the past to identify timeless trademarks: landscapes, customs and lifestyles which survived through the centuries and form the unique identity of a city. Contemporary creative talents –such as, writers, musicians, filmmakers, and chefs- draw their own city portraits and share their favorite 24-hour itineraries, beyond the reach of tourist maps.
“What was this Paris like? What a vague name! She repeated it [...] for the mere pleasure of it; it rang in her ears like a great cathedral bell; it shone before her eyes, even on labels of her pomade pots.”
"Here the light penetrates directly to the soul, opens the doors and windows of the heart, makes one naked [...] in a metaphysical bliss which makes everything clear without being known."