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Lonely Planet Paris City Guide is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Blend in with the Parisians among the chestnut groves of Jardin du Luxembourg, ride the funicular up to the white-domed majesty of the Basilique du Sacre-Coeur, or have a romantic rendezvous with French art at the Musee Rodin;...

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Paris City Guide is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Blend in with the Parisians among the chestnut groves of Jardin du Luxembourg, ride the funicular up to the white-domed majesty of the Basilique du Sacre-Coeur, or have a romantic rendezvous with French art at the Musee Rodin; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Paris and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Paris City Guide:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, architecture, politics, fashion, literature, cinema, and music
  • Free, convenient pull-out Paris map (included in print version), plus over 35 colour neighbourhood maps
  • Useful features - including Travel with Children, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Day Trips
  • Coverage of Eiffel Tower, Western Paris, Champs-Elysees, Grands Boulevards, Louvre, Les Halles, Montmartre, Northern Paris, Le Marais, Menilmontant, Bastille, Eastern Paris, The Islands, Latin Quarter, St-Germain, Les Invalides, Montparnasse, Southern Paris, Day Trips from Paris, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Paris City Guide, our most comprehensive guide to Paris, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of Paris? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover Paris, a photo-rich guide to the city's most popular attractions, or Lonely Planet's Pocket Paris, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's France guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Discover France, a photo-rich guide to the most popular attractions in the country.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Catherine Le Nevez, Christopher Pitts, and Nicola Williams.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

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Midwest Book review, March 2013

Paris: City Guide is a traveler's guide for those who want to get the absolute most out of their visit to the City of Lights.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781742200354
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Publication date: 2/1/2013
  • Series: Lonely Planet Travel Guides Series
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 123,153
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

The Authors 3
This Book 5
Foreword 6
Introduction 9
Facts about Paris 11
History 11
Geography 23
Climate 23
Ecology & Environment 23
Flora & Fauna 23
Government & Politics 24
Economy 25
Population & People 25
Education 25
Philosophy 26
Arts 26
Society & Conduct 36
Religion 37
Language 38
Paris Mondial 39
Facts for the Visitor 51
When to Go 51
Orientation 51
Maps 52
Responsible Tourism 52
Tourist Offices 52
Travel Agencies 53
Documents 54
Embassies & Consulates 56
Customs 58
Money 58
Post & Communications 63
Internet Resources 66
Books 66
Films 68
Newspapers & Magazines 68
Radio & TV 68
Video Systems 69
Photography & Video 69
Time 69
Electricity 70
Weights & Measures 70
Laundry 70
Public Baths 71
Toilets 71
Left Luggage 71
Health 71
Women Travellers 73
Gay & Lesbian Travellers 73
Disabled Travellers 74
Senior Travellers 75
Paris for Children 75
Libraries 76
Universities 76
Cultural Centres 77
Dangers & Annoyances 77
Emergencies 78
Legal Matters 78
Business Hours 79
Public Holidays & Special Events 79
Doing Business 81
Work 82
Getting There & Away 83
Air 83
Bus 86
Train 87
Car & Motorcycle 89
Bicycle 89
Hitching 90
Boat 90
Getting Around 92
The Airports 92
Public Transport 94
Car & Motorcycle 98
Taxi 98
Bicycle 99
Boat 99
Walking 100
Organised Tours 100
Things to See & Do 103
Highlights 103
Louvre 104
Les Halles 109
Marais 112
Bastille 119
Ile de la Cite 120
Ile Saint Louis 123
Jardin des Plantes 124
Latin Quarter 126
Saint Germain & Luxembourg 131
Montparnasse 134
Faubourg Saint Germain 136
Invalides 137
Eiffel Tower Area 138
Place de la Concorde Area 140
Champs-Elysees Area 141
Parc de Monceau Area 143
Opera 144
Grands Boulevards 144
10e Arrondissement 144
Bercy 150
13e & 14e Arrondissements 151
Montmartre 151
Pigalle 153
La Villette Area 153
Menilmontant & Belleville 155
Bois de Vincennes 157
Bois de Boulogne 158
La Defense 159
Musee de l'Air et de l'Espace 162
Activities 162
Courses 163
Places to Stay 165
Budget 166
Mid-Range 174
Top End 179
Deluxe 182
Long-Term Rentals 183
Places to Eat 185
Food 185
Drinks 187
Louvre & Les Halles 188
Marais 191
Ile Saint Louis 194
Latin Quarter 194
Saint Germain & Odeon 197
Champs-Elysees 199
Gare Saint Lazare & Grands Boulevards 200
Gare du Nord & Gare de l'Est 201
Bastille 202
Menilmontant & Belleville 205
Nation 207
Gare de Lyon & Bercy 207
13e Arrondissement & Chinatown 208
Montparnasse 209
15e Arrondissement 210
Montmartre & Pigalle 210
The Markets of Paris 213
Entertainment 220
Listings 220
Booking Agencies 220
Pubs, Bars & Cafes 221
Clubs 226
Gay & Lesbian Venues 229
Rock 230
Jazz 231
French Chansons 231
Classical Music, Opera & Dance 232
Cinema 234
Theatre 235
Comedy 236
Spectator Sports 237
Shopping 239
Excursions 247
Saint Denis 247
Parc Asterix 250
Disneyland Paris 251
Versailles 252
Fontainebleau 258
Vaux-le-Vicomte 262
Chantilly 263
Senlis 266
Chartres 266
Giverny 270
Language 272
Glossary 279
Index 290
Map Section 296
Map Legend
Metric Conversion
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