Avant-Guide Paris: Insiders' Guide for Urban Adventurers

Avant-Guide Paris: Insiders' Guide for Urban Adventurers

by Dan Levine
     
 

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This lively look at the City of Lights features the expected and the necessary in the form of straightforward, authoritative reports on the essential sights, restaurants, hotels, shops, entertainment venues, and nightspots sophisticated travelers need to know about. But the book also employs a strategy found in few other guidebooks - namely, incorporating the… See more details below

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This lively look at the City of Lights features the expected and the necessary in the form of straightforward, authoritative reports on the essential sights, restaurants, hotels, shops, entertainment venues, and nightspots sophisticated travelers need to know about. But the book also employs a strategy found in few other guidebooks - namely, incorporating the insights of the people who are driving local scenes in art, television, music, film, fashion, and food. This angle pays off in a portrait of Paris that's both original and timely. From the Right Bank of the Seine, known for commerce, clubs, and cabaret, to the more literary and intellectual Left Bank, with its famous caf�s, universities, and arthouse cinemas, Avant-Guide Paris offers an in-depth exploration of the city's distinctive neighborhoods, or arrondissements.

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Looking for a contrast to that old standby, Michelin's Green Guide to Paris? Designed to catch the eye of those raised on TV and the Internet, this book uses bold colors and graphics to convey standard information. But don't be deceived by the layout; the guide is replete with useful facts on sights, transportation, lodging, food, and more. The entertainment section reflects current tastes (reggae, live jazz, blues) as well as standard tourist fare (stage, theater, opera, film). Particularly appealing are descriptions of the different Parisian neighborhoods contrasting the Islands, the Latin Quarter, the Left Bank, and the Right Bank, among others. The end maps will assist both new and experienced visitors to Paris, although one of the city maps will require a microscope to see the detail. The five detailed indexes cover books, maps, streets, places of interest, and Metro stations. This refreshing and entertaining guide is recommended for all travel collections.--Olga B. Wise, Compaq Computer Corp., Austin, TX Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781891603068
Publisher:
Empire Press Media
Publication date:
09/01/2000
Series:
Avant-Guide Books Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.09(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.73(d)

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