on 27 June 2009
DK Paris guede is perfect for the typical city tourism. It lists all the typical must see sights and they are very nicely illustrated. I gave it only 4 out of 5 stars, because there were (for my taste) a couple of things missing like more info about street markets (there are lots of nice ones) or channel cruises along St. Martins Channel and other transport possibilities on the Seine, besides the regular cruise boats like the Vogueo (that's a pendant to the Venezian Vaporetto and can be used with regular publec transport ticket), ...
on 30 March 2009
I bought this guide for my son who was due to visit Paris with his girlfriend. The book is full of excellent information and pictures he has really enjoyed reading the book and planning the places they would visit. It has alll the information you could possibly need about travel, places to visit, places to eat etc! Can't recommend this guide enough and will definitely buy Eyewitness guides again.
I just love these Eyewitness guides, they are so colourful and vibrant. I bought this prior to my latest trip to Paris and found it so much better and more useful that other giudes I have used in the past. There is so much history and detail in it that I found places that I didn't know about despite several previous visits.
The book is split into really easy to follow sections - basically the diffrerent quarters (i.e. The Latin Quarter, Le Marais, Monmartre, The Opera Quarter etc). At the beginning of each section there is a small map of Paris at the bottom of the page highlighting where it is in relation to the other areas and then over the page a more detailed map of the sites in that area with snippets of info. The following pages go into more detail about various sites, buildings etc. It's choc full of so many things I wanted to cram into my weekend but alas some will have to be saved for another trip (any excuse!).
There is also loads of info on the best places to eat (again by area, and also price), different types of shops, markets etc as well as all the practical info about getting around and underground and overground maps. I read the whole things from start to finish before I left for Paris becuase I found it so interesting as a book as well as just a city guide.
I highly recommend this book - perfect for planning and drooling over.
on 8 August 2010
As always, Eyewitness Guides are the best. Visually attractive, no long, unreadable paragraphs, lovely photos and diagrams... maps, guides... Everything you need. Well done again DK!