Rendez-vous à Paris with Ruby

Discover the artistic and architectural wonders of the French capital with author Ruby Boukabou.

Join us for a special evening with author Ruby Boukabou, during which she will present her acclaimed book The Art Lover's Guide to Paris and newly launched The Architecture Lover's Guide to Paris.

During this event, she will discuss how each of these guides came to fruition, her inspirations, personal anecdotes and take you though one of her trails - digitally - on Google Earth. This will be followed by a Q/A and the opportunity to purchase your own signed copy. 

A glass of wine is included upon arrival. 

Date & Time

Thursday 3 February, 6:15pm arrival, 6:30pm - 6:30pm


Level 13, 257 Clarence Street 2000 NSW






SYNOPSIS: The Art Lover's Guide to Paris 

There's no doubt that Paris is brimming with some of the world's best art. But on a trip to the City of Light, it's easy to be overwhelmed by the options, get caught up in the queues and miss the back street gems. Fear not- armed with this companion you'll easily navigate your way through the rich art history to the vibrant present scene, and have a ball doing so. Along with listings of the unmissable museums and galleries (where you'll appreciate the ancients through to the contemporaries), the guide includes more off beat places to find public and private art all over town (from design hotels to auction houses, beautiful brasseries to artist studios). You'll pick up insider tips from local and international professionals and find out where to take a sketch class, see live street art, buy an artwork, attend intriguing art events and meet the artists.

SYNOPSIS: The Architecture Lover's Guide to Paris 

Unlock the secrets of Paris's charm with this handy visual guidebook. Learn the history of the city's most famous landmarks, grasp their fascinating details and discover dozens of lesser known architectural gems. Whether you are a Paris regular or visiting for the first time, this guide will help you understand how the city acquired its unique and beautiful design palette and recommend ways to experience it more fully with self-guided walking tours and suggestions of some of the best hotels, restaurants, cafes, churches, parks and more. You'll also discover ancient Roman baths, seventeenth century mansions, Art Deco theatres, contemporary cultural complexes and find out where to kick back, cocktail or mock-tail in hand, with a panoramic view over the capital. Written by Ruby Boukabou, author of The Art Lover's Guide to Paris, and part-time Parisian, this book is the perfect companion for anybody intrigued by Paris's seductive magic.

Photo: Olivia Rutherford

About your speaker:

Ruby Boukabou is an entertainer and a writer/ reporter specialising in travel, culture and lifestyle. She freelances to magazines, newspapers, stations and websites around the globe. Previous titles include 48 Paris (National Geographic) and Sense in the City - Paris.

Her tap dancing alter ego has appeared under various names in the bars, music halls, theatres and clubs in Paris and in clips set on and around its bridges, streets, bookshops and waterways. 

Ruby is currently starring in the cabaret 'Promenade à Paris' alongside pianist Chris Cody, singer Daniella Barda and bassist Mark Szeto. | 


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