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Who but Rick Steves can tell you how to take self-guided walking tours along the Champs-Elysées and through the Marais? With Rick Steves' Paris 2005, you can experience the best of everything this beautiful city has to offer-economically and hassle-free. Completely revised and updated, Rick Steves' Paris 2005 includes color maps and photographs, opinionated coverage of both famous and lesser-known sights; friendly places to eat and sleep; suggested day plans; walking tours and trip itineraries; clear instructions...
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Overview

Who but Rick Steves can tell you how to take self-guided walking tours along the Champs-Elysées and through the Marais? With Rick Steves' Paris 2005, you can experience the best of everything this beautiful city has to offer-economically and hassle-free. Completely revised and updated, Rick Steves' Paris 2005 includes color maps and photographs, opinionated 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 Paris have been used by millions of Americans in search of their own unique travel experience.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566916820
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Series: Rick Steves' City and Regional Guides Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 451
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 0.85 (d)

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
Planning 3
Practicalities 8
Money 9
Travel Smart 11
Communicating 11
Traveling as a Temporary Local 15
Back Door Travel Philosophy 16
Orientation 17
Sights 32
Walks
Historic Paris Walk 58
Champs-Elysees Walk 82
Marais Walk 93
Rue Cler Walk 101
Montmartre Walk 108
Left Bank Walk 120
Tours
Louvre Tour 130
Orsay Museum Tour 155
Pompidou Center Tour 180
Carnavalet Museum Tour 193
Picasso Museum Tour 208
Rodin Museum Tour 217
Marmottan Museum Tour 227
Napoleon's Tomb and Les Invalides Tour 235
Cluny Museum Tour 252
Pere Lachaise Cemetery Tour 259
Bus #69 Sightseeing Tour 271
Day Trips
Versailles Day Trip 278
Chartres Cathedral Day Trip 301
More Day Trips 316
Grand Chateaux near Paris 316
Impressionist Excursions 322
Disneyland Paris 328
Sleeping 330
Eating 358
Paris with Children 385
Shopping 389
Nightlife 401
Transportation Connections 407
French History 423
Appendix
Let's Talk Telephones 429
European Calling Chart 430
Public Holidays and Festivals 434
Numbers and Stumblers 436
Temperature and Climate 436
Making Your Hotel Reservation 438
French Pronunciation Guide for Paris 439
Survival Phrases 441
Index 443
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2005

    great book

    im now going to go to france and now that i have this book i wont be lost and ill know where the great places are to travel...!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2005

    saved my life

    I went to paris for spring break and without this book i would have been lost. great french phrases and excellent tips. I love rick steves!

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