Lonely Planet Pocket Paris (Travel Guide) Paperback – 11 May 2012
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It begins with a quick start guide to the top sights, local life and four day-by-day itineraries for those short of planning time with all the must-sees included. Then there's the 'Need to know' guide, which explains what to plan ahead and budget for in advance, what to do when you arrive and how to get around once you are there. A coloured chart of Paris neighbourhoods also cleanly point out where the main attractions are, which is then expanded in the following chapters with helpful street maps and additional historical information, alongside the usual things you'd expect from a guide like this, like recommended places to eat and nightly entertainment to look out for.
Finally, the last section explains more about Paris' "Best Walks", and "Best Things..." from Architecture, Cooking, Markets, Gay and Lesbian Paris, to Parks, Fashion and even Gourmet Shops - everything you can think of, plus more. It really is a useful resource and with the fold out city map with a full street index and travel details included, author Catherine Le Nevez has left no Parisian stone unturned.
This book covers every touristy thing you'd want to do in Paris, especially the Eiffel Tower, Centre Pompidou (god knows why though!) and Notre Damme (you should visit that!). There are very good guides on getting there and using our Metro, including the Paris Visite card you can get for a weekend away. The guide is clearly written and does not have any awkward backgrounds to read from, so you can peruse this in the Metro while travelling. The pictures are glorious and show off the city very nicely.
So what sections can you expect from this? Well there's Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides, Arc De Triomphe et Champs Elysée, Louvre, Tuileries and Opéra, Sacre Coeur and Montmartre, Centre Pompidou and Le Marais, Notre Damme and the isles, Latin quarter and Musée D'Orsay and St Germain Des Pres. These all have plenty of ideas for eating, visiting museums and shopping, puts extra goodies you might want to see.
Altogether this is well thought out, but I think for me it is missing parts of the city, like Les Buttes Chaumont in the 19th, Canal St Martin in the 10th, and Belleville in the east of the city, nevermind Bercy and Parc André Citroen - which to me are all worth seeing. For those of you who want to see how the rich get buried you might want to see Cimetière Père-Lachaise (Gambetta - 20th) which is insightful.
Good guide, could have been a bit more in-depth and left field, what Lonely Planet used to be back in the day.
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so useful for a weekend away in Paris. I would however recommend speaking to your hotelier rather than relying upon the book for restaurant advice. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ben Palser
Bought this for a Table Present at Christmas for my Grandaughter who is going to Paris on 1st July for her 16th birthday. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Fedup
Great for loads of hints and tips and getting around all the major sites as well as some real hidden gems as well, thoroughly enjoyed the sights with assistance of the book, great... Read morePublished 15 months ago by H Garrod