This is Paris: 05/13/18
This is Paris by Miroslav Sasek is the start of the "This is" picture book series. It covers the most notable features of the City of Light like the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower with illustrations that bring to mind the opening credits to The Pink Panther or A Shot in the Dark.
But the book isn't just about the big things. There are many little details too to bring 1950s Paris to life. Like the title, each of these things are introduced thus: "This is —"
As I read a recently reissued copy, the book includes a few footnotes about what has changed. The bicycle cops have been disbanded. The Louvre has the pyramid at the entrance.