The year is 1192. A Scottish theology student arrives in Paris to study and finds the city under construction. The roads are being repaved. The walls of the city are being rebuilt. The central Island is a sea of craftsmen’s shacks. And our visiting student is fascinated by a kind of art he has rarely seen before: the illuminated manuscript. Unfortunately, within two days of arriving in Paris, he’s accused of stealing an illuminator’s tools. Is he guilty? Will he end his days in an ‘oubliette’?
Come walk into the pages of an historical fiction… brought to life by writer Lisa Pasold (www.lisapasold.com)
Join me on a walk into 12th century Paris, a world not as far from today’s city as you might imagine. We’ll talk about Medieval Paris, with its cloisters and boneyards, its students and scribes. Follow me on a walk down an old Roman road, while I conjure a story to let you feel, touch, and even hear that far-away Paris. As always after the 90-minute walk, we’ll go to a café to chat over a drink.
On Saturday, July 27, the 90-minute walk begins at The Abbey Bookshop, 29 rue de la Parcheminerie (a corner away from Eglise Saint-Severin), near Metro Saint-Michel. The walk costs 9 euros. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather; we’ll walk rain or shine!