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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful pocket guide, 24 Sep 2012
This review is from: Lonely Planet Pocket Paris (Travel Guide) (Paperback)
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As a compulsive buyer of Travel Guides I have several Lonely Planet Guides in my collection. However, as so far all of these have been as wordy as 'War and peace', I have found them to be best for armchair travel on a cold winter's evening or for detailed planning before a trip rather than the sort of Guide I would carry with me. It was, therefore, a pleasure to encounter this pocket guide to Paris with its useful pull-out map - small enough to pop into a pocket or handbag. Although tiny it has some very handy tips - the price of the book would be justified just by its explanation on where to get discounted theatre tickets. The book is of much more use than this though, there are also details on how to avoid queues at busy tourist attractions and useful summaries of what to look out for when you arrive somewhere rather overwhelmingly impressive such as Notre Dame. I like the guide to the Louvre and it would be useful for first time visitors and returning travellers. I think a more 'user friendly' guide might have suggested the first time visitor avoid the Mona Lisa [which is always ridiculously overcrowded] in favour of the ajoining Italian gallery but on the other hand many visitors are determined to see this so at least this guide will advise them on how navigate through the Louvre to find it. Finally the day planner on page 14 is good [although if you want a really good day planner you are probably better with a Fodor guide] but overall this guide is comprehensive and would enhance any visit to Paris.fjs
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