Rick Steves' Paris 2004

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Home to magnificent art museums, romance, and some of the world's most revered food, Paris is most often at the top of anyone's "must see" list. Learn to navigate the city on the Paris Metro; view the numerous masterpieces in the Louvre and Musee d'Orsay; or take a self-guided walking tour of the sights along the Champs-Elysees. With Rick Steves' Paris 2004, travelers can delve into Parisian culture, make friends with the locals, and experience everything Paris has to offer — economically and hassle-free. ...
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Overview

Home to magnificent art museums, romance, and some of the world's most revered food, Paris is most often at the top of anyone's "must see" list. Learn to navigate the city on the Paris Metro; view the numerous masterpieces in the Louvre and Musee d'Orsay; or take a self-guided walking tour of the sights along the Champs-Elysees. With Rick Steves' Paris 2004, travelers can delve into Parisian culture, make friends with the locals, and experience everything Paris has to offer — economically and hassle-free. Completely revised and updated, Rick Steves' Paris 2004 includes color maps, selective coverage of both famous and lesser-known sights; friendly places to eat and sleep; suggested day plans; walking tours and trip itineraries; clear instructions for smooth travel anywhere by car, train, or foot; and Rick's newest "back door" discoveries. America's number one authority on travel to Europe, Rick's time-tested recommendations for safe and enjoyable travel in Europe have been used by millions of Americans in search of their own unique European travel experience.
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This no-nonsense series has won a legion of loyal travelers with its practical tone, easy-to-read maps, and impeccable recommendations. Drawing on decades of travel and tour guide experience, Rick Steves specializes in helping readers avoid tourist traps, stick to a budget, befriend locals, and enjoy the most authentic experience possible. Each guide includes informative, funny, and sometimes even inspirational advice. The series focuses mainly on European destinations and offers great sample itineraries. Rick Steves' Guides are especially known for pointing out unique cultural attractions, from museums and galleries to historic sites and hard-to-find local hangouts.
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Meet the Author

Rick Steves
Rick Steves

Rick Steves is on a mission: to help make European travel accessible and meaningful for Americans. Rick has spent 100 days every year since 1973 exploring Europe. He's researched and written 24 travel guidebooks and hosts the public television series Rick Steves' Europe, now in its seventh season. He also organizes and leads tours of Europe and offers an information-packed website (ricksteves.com). Rick lives in Edmonds, WA, just north of Seattle, with his family.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Orientation 16
Sights 27
Walks
Historic Paris Walk 46
Champs-Elysees Walk 69
Marais Walk 79
Rue Cler Walk 87
Montmartre Walk 94
Left Bank Walk 105
Tours
Louvre Tour 114
Orsay Museum Tour 138
Pompidou Center Tour 163
Carnavalet Museum Tour 176
Picasso Museum Tour 191
Rodin Museum Tour 200
Marmottan Museum Tour 209
Napoleon's Tomb & Les Invalides Tour 216
Cluny Museum Tour 233
Bus #69 Sightseeing Tour 239
Day Trips
Versailles Tour 244
Chartres Cathedral Tour 265
More Day Trips
Grand Chateaux near Paris 277
Impressionist Excursions: Giverny and Auvers-sur-Oise 283
Disneyland Paris 287
Sleeping 290
Eating 313
Paris with Children 336
Shopping 340
Nightlife 350
Transportation Connections 355
French History 369
Appendix 375
Index 389
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