A professional engineer, Patrick Maunand worked as a company employee for 12 years. Since 2002, he works on his own, as “literary guide”, which allows him to combine his passion for both literature and Paris. Throughout the year, he organizes literary walks and conferences in Paris (www.lireetpartir.com).
Visiting the places that inspired writers and immersing oneself in the history of Paris through their testimonies… It is what Patrick Maunand offers. This is the Paris of Molière, Racine, Rousseau, Voltaire, Balzac, Hugo, Musset, Baudelaire, Zola, Apollinaire, Proust, Sartre and Beauvoir… which is told through each of his visits and guides.
He is the author of four books, all published by Pimientos: Le Marais des écrivains (2003); Le Quartier latin des écrivains (2003); Les Halles des écrivains, des poètes et des chansonniers (2009); Montmartre des écrivains, des poètes et des chansonniers (2009).