Paris for Families

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From the top of the Eiffel Tower to the creepy Catacombs below the city, the author of the highly acclaimed London for Families now delivers a comprehensive survey of Paris's main attractions, designed especially to help families plan a vacation that is fun and affordable. Delight in Montmartre and the merry-go-round at the base of the Sacre Coeur, or take a boatride on the Seine. Wander the Left Bank, the Latin Quarter, the fantastic flea markets, and the incredible array of beautiful parks full of sights and ...
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Overview

From the top of the Eiffel Tower to the creepy Catacombs below the city, the author of the highly acclaimed London for Families now delivers a comprehensive survey of Paris's main attractions, designed especially to help families plan a vacation that is fun and affordable. Delight in Montmartre and the merry-go-round at the base of the Sacre Coeur, or take a boatride on the Seine. Wander the Left Bank, the Latin Quarter, the fantastic flea markets, and the incredible array of beautiful parks full of sights and activities for all ages. And what kid can resist the most breathtaking tour in Europe: the Paris Sewers? Paris for Families explores the city's history and culture through walking tours that will keep the kids enthralled. Paris for Families is your guide for the most memorable family holiday of your life, everything you need to know about making the most of your money, finding a home away from home in the city, and putting together an itinerary that is both practical and fun.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566565356
  • Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,119,959
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 7.92 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii
Introduction 1
Part I Getting Ready for Paris 5
Chapter 1 Planning the Big Adventure 6
Chapter 2 Coming Home to Paris 19
Sidebar: Paris for Cheapskates 24
Sidebar: Getting Your Bearings 29
Chapter 3 The Art of Travelling 37
Sidebar: Finding the Fairest Fare 41
Chapter 4 Arrival! 57
Sidebar: Any Porte in the Storm 61
Chapter 5 Food, French Style 71
Sidebar: Flour Power 79
Chapter 6 Getting Around 83
Chapter 7 Speaking Francly 101
Chapter 8 Living Like a Local 113
Sidebar: A Smattering of French 115
Part II The Best of Paris 125
Chapter 9 So Much to See, So Little Time 126
Sidebar: Using Chapters 10-17 131
Chapter 10 Marvelous Structures 135
Sidebar: Two Bridges 137
Chapter 11 Graves, Ghosts, and Ruins 147
Sidebar: A Grave Matter 150
Chapter 12 Holy Ground 161
Chapter 13 The Art of Paris 171
Chapter 14 Parks and Diversions 181
Sidebar: Protected Species 184
Chapter 15 Museum Potpourri 193
Chapter 16 Walking and Shopping 203
Sidebar: Free and Easy 208
Chapter 17 Days Out 217
Sidebar: Parc Yourself at La Villette 221
Part III The Planning Pages 229
Chapter 18 Top Attractions 230
Chapter 19 Sample Itineraries 238
Chapter 20 Budget Worksheets 251
Appendix Words to Know 262
World Wide Web Information 267
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