This brand new edition provides a comprehensive and highly visual introduction to Paris; over 600 superb photographs capture the history, local people and variety of everyday life in France's vibrant capital city. The 'Places' section provides a detailed, district-by-district exploration of all the places to visit and principal sites along the way are clearly cross-referenced by number to the full-colour maps found throughout the guide. Expanded and updated restaurant listings feature the best eateries to suit all budgets within each area, providing the address, phone number, opening times and price range, followed by a useful review. Paris is a shopping hotspot and this guide reveals insider tips on where to find the best buys. A brand new 'Editor's Choice' section illustrates everything you simply can't afford to miss, including lesser-known attractions, family activities and money-saving hints. Expert local writers provide authoritative essays on the city's history and interesting cultural features. A fully-indexed street atlas enables instant orientation, helping you to navigate around the city with ease and also plots restaurants.
The comprehensive 'Travel Tips' section provides all the essential information you'll need for a hassle-free trip, covering accommodation for all budgets, transport, activities and useful booking information, plus a handy A-Z of further practical advice and contact details. The unique combination of insightful exploration alongside practical advice makes this guide a fascinating background read and an invaluable on-the-spot companion.
Table of Contents
Best of Paris: Top Sights: Notre-Dame; Centre Pompidou; The Louvre; The Arc de Triomphe; Montmartre; St-Germain-des-Pres; Jardin du Luxembourg; The Eiffel Tower; Musee d'Orsay; La Defense; Versailles; Editor's Choice. Introduction: Guide at a Glance; Parisiens, Parisiennes. History: The Making of Paris; Decisive Dates. Features: Architecture; Paris on a Plate; Chic Shopping; Paris after Dark. Insights: Mini Features: The Outsiders; Cafe Life; The Metro; Paris Schooling. Photo Features: Paris at the Movies; Notre-Dame; Centre Pompidou; The Louvre; The Arc de Triomphe; Cabaret Life; Jardin du Luxembourg; The Eiffel Tower; Musee d'Orsay; La Defense; Versailles. Places: Orientation; Ile de la Cite & Ile St-Louis; The Marais; Beaubourg & Les Halles; The Louvre & Tuileries; Grands Boulevards & Champs Elysees; Montmartre; Bastille & East Paris; The Latin Quarter & St-Germain-des-Pres; Montparnasse & Beyond; The Eiffel Tower & Les Invalides; Paris Parks; Disneyland Paris; Trips out of Town. Restaurants & Bars; Travel Tips: Transport; Accomodation; Activities; Shopping; A-Z of Practical Information. Maps: Map Legend; Street Atlas; Restaurant & Hotel Atlas; Paris inside front cover; Cite, Marais, Beaubourg and Les Halles; Louvre and Grands Boulevards; Montmartre; Bastille and the East; Latin Quarter, St-Germain-des-Pres and Montparnasse; Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides; Paris Parks; Trips Out of Town; Paris Metro inside back cover.