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Overview

  • Full-color throughout.
  • Free full-color, foldout map.
  • Completely updated every year.
  • Insider advice on avoiding the crowds as you explore some of Paris's greatest gems, from the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower. Plus tips for exploring some of Paris's more offbeat sights, from the eerie Catacombs to the avant-garde Palais de Tokyo museum.
  • Where to find everything from the coolest neo-bistros to the most gourmet Michelin-starred French restaurants. Plus, recommendations for the hippest wine bars and the best food markets, from the Marché d'Aligre to the grand, upscale food halls of Fauchon.
  • Insightful commentary on Paris's dazzling array of art and architectural masterpieces, from the Cathedrale de Notre-Dame to the Arc de Triomphe, and from Rodin's The Thinker to Da Vinci's Mona Lisa.
  • Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations--they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way.
  • Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people.
  • User-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118045978
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/20/2011
  • Series: Frommer's Color Complete Series , #915
  • Edition number: 18
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Alexiou works as a freelance journalist, and he is the author of Paris For Dummies. His work has appeared in the New York Press, the New York Observer, and Paper magazine. He holds an MS from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and he lives in Brooklyn.

Lily Heise has been living in Paris for more than 10 years, having studied art in both Italy and France. She has extensive experience in the travel and culture sectors, from trip planning to leading tours and from exhibit curatorship to teaching fi lm studies. She regularly reports on Paris culture news and events for local and international online and print publications. She lives in Montmartre and spends her free time exploring off beat Paris and visiting the latest art exhibits.

Sophie Nellis came to Paris for a summer adventure in 2007. Four years later, she is still here. After completing an undergraduate degree in English Literature and History at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, her love aff air with Paris led her to a Masters in Paris Studies at the University of Paris in London (ULIP). Here she specialized in 19th- and 20th-century Paris and wrote a dissertation on the history of Algerian immigration in Paris. She currently lives in Belleville and divides her time among writing, teaching, translating, and leading walking tours of Paris.

Kate van den Boogert is founding editor of the popular Paris blog gogoparis.com, an insider’s guide to fashion, food, arts, gigs, and gossip in the French capital. Kate moved to Paris from Melbourne in 2000.

Meg Zimbeck is a food and travel writer and the Founding Editor of Paris by Mouth (www.parisbymouth.com), an online resource about eating and drinking in Paris with contributions from some of the most respected food and wine writers living in Paris.
Originally from Kansas City (followed by Chicago and Boston), Meg has been based in Paris for years and has contributed to Food & Wine, the Wall Street Journal, Budget Travel, BlackBook, and Hemispheres.

Barbra Austin is a food writer, a pastry chef, and the Assistant Editor of Paris by Mouth. She conducted extensive research and wrote a dozen listings for the dining chapter.

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Table of Contents

List of Maps vi

1 THE BEST OF PARIS 1

2 PARIS IN DEPTH 19

3 SUGGESTED PARIS ITINERARIES 56

4 EXPLORING PARIS 80

5 STROLLING AROUND PARIS 156

6 WHERE TO EAT 178

7 SHOPPING 237

8 ENTERTAINMENT & NIGHTLIFE 267

9 WHERE TO STAY 292

10 SIDE TRIPS FROM PARIS 341

11 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO PARIS 379

12 USEFUL TERMS & PHRASES 398

Index 412

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