Artwise Paris Museum Map - Laminated Museum Map of Paris, FR - Streetwise Maps (2013)

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2013 UPDATED Artwise Paris Museum Map - Laminated Museum Map of Paris, FR - Streetwise Maps

This travel map covers the following areas:
Main Paris Map 1:14,000
Monmartre Map 1:9,600
Paris Metro Map
Paris Museum Index

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Overview

2013 UPDATED Artwise Paris Museum Map - Laminated Museum Map of Paris, FR - Streetwise Maps

This travel map covers the following areas:
Main Paris Map 1:14,000
Monmartre Map 1:9,600
Paris Metro Map
Paris Museum Index

Sometimes the briefest suggestion from a knowledgeable source can make the difference between an average and a great experience. Travel to Paris, France equipped with the ARTWISE® Paris Museum Map and your knowledge of the cultural life of Paris will be transformed.

For example, the amazing Marmottan museum is off the beaten tourist path and not included on most maps. Consequently, many visitors skip it, but miss this and you’ll miss seeing a treasure trove of Monet paintings and personal effects. Monet’s son Michael donated his own inherited collection to the museum, affording an immersive and revealing look at the artist. The ARTWISE® Paris Museum Map precisely pinpoints the museum in the 16th arrondissement and identifies nearby metro stations and taxi stands.

The ARTWISE® Paris Museum Map celebrates wandering in Paris as an artistic experience. The map will help organize your day and instill confidence to take alternate routes to see the many cultural sites of Paris. There’s an impressive cluster of museums located in the charming district of the Marais. The Pompidou, Picasso and Carnavalet museums could all be enjoyed in one day with the right map. The following day set forth across the Seine to see the Musée d’Orsay followed by a short stroll up the rue Jacob to visit the Delacroix museum.

The ARTWISE® Paris Museum Map is more than a refined map of central Paris. Gallery walks, museums and other cultural institutions are featured. In the case of the Louvre, the map also indicates the less crowded entrances. The museum index lists hours, address, nearest metro stop, admission charge information, telephone, and a brief description of the highlights of the collection. Should feet fail, an inset map of the Paris metro will serve your navigation requirements around the city. If you are completely exhausted or teetering under the weight of numerous museum shop purchases, find your way to the nearest taxi stand, also clearly marked on the map. This stylish map will enable you to visit more museums than with any other guide. For a larger selection of our detailed travel maps simply type STREETWISE MAPS into the Barnes & Noble search bar.

About STREETWISE® Maps

STREETWISE® is the first map to be designed with modern graphics and is the originator of the laminated, accordion-fold map format. We've set the standard that every map company has imitated but never duplicated. Our mission is to make you feel comfortable, to make you feel safe in a place where you've never been before and to enable you to experience a familiar place more fully.

The company was founded in 1984 by Michael Brown, who had been in international publishing for many years, setting up subsidiaries for textbook publishers. In the 1970's, Brown traveled extensively throughout Africa, India, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Brown would take a large paper map, cut out the city center, folded it up and slip it into his pocket, thus preventing him from looking like a tourist in areas where discretion is the better part of travel. This was his tool for surviving.

After many years on the road, Brown settled back in New York and decided to start his own business, based on the adaptations he had made to maps in his travels. His goal was to give someone the ability to navigate easily in unfamiliar terrain.

He started with a new map format: the accordion fold. Such a simple idea, but at the time it was revolutionary. No more struggling to fold an awkward, oversized paper map. This new format would enable the user to blend in like a native, instead of stick out like a tourist. Brown then added lamination to ensure that the map would be a lasting tool.

More important than the format was the design of the map itself. It had to be a map that not only succeeded above and beyond any map he had used, but was esthetically appealing as well. The look of it had to be as striking as the functionality. Color was introduced in a way that was never seen before in a map - vivid purple for water, soothing gray for the background of street grids, gold to highlight elements of the map. Clarity, conciseness and convenience in a very stylish package.

Building the business was a 24 hour job. Brown sold the maps during the day, zipping around Manhattan making deliveries on his Harley Davidson. At night he packed the orders and did the design work. More titles were added, each title requiring months of research and design.

Today, STREETWISE® produces over 130 titles for major destinations, regions and countries throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and Asia. We have grown from the back of a motorcycle to selling millions of maps around the world.

Yet each title is still painstakingly researched and updated. STREETWISE® is one of the only, if not THE only map company that conducts research by walking or driving an area to ensure accuracy. After all, what good is the map if what you hold in your hands doesn't match what you see on the street sign? This lengthy fact checking results in superior accuracy; in effect, we've done the work, now you have the adventure.

In the end, it's not about the map, it's about getting out and finding your own authentic experience wherever you go. It's about being in a city or a region and discovering things that you never thought you would find. You can do this if you have confidence and you have confidence if you have a great map. STREETWISE® is the great map that you need.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780935039399
  • Publisher: Streetwise Maps, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2013
  • Series: Artwise Series
  • Edition description: Revised and Laminated Map
  • Edition number: 2013
  • Sales rank: 151,600
  • Product dimensions: 6.52 (w) x 8.84 (h) x 0.18 (d)

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  • Posted May 8, 2010

    The only street maps I use!

    This is the Artwise Edition of the Paris Street maps by the same publishers. Instead of a street index, you have a listing of the major cultural institutions, plus the subway Metro map for ease of travel.

    These waterproof, folding, pocket size maps are large enough to cover a significant area, but small enough to fit in a purse or jacket pocket - a really appreciate them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2009

    These maps are the best

    In the last year I've purchased the Boston, Washington DC, London and Paris Streetwise Maps and they are the best. Informative, compact, easy to fold, easy to read and durable. The emphasis in the Artwise map is on museums rather than street names but it still has all the information and metro maps you'll need to get around. I don't think you can go wrong with either.

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    Posted October 8, 2010

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