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Rick Steves' Paris 2010
     

Rick Steves' Paris 2010

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by Rick Steves, Steve Smith, Gene Openshaw
 

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in the City of Light—Paris.

With the self-guided tours in this book, you'll explore the grand Champs-Elysées, the eye-popping Eiffel Tower, and the radiant cathedral of Notre-Dame. Learn how to save money and avoid the lines at the Louvre and Orsay Museums.

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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in the City of Light—Paris.

With the self-guided tours in this book, you'll explore the grand Champs-Elysées, the eye-popping Eiffel Tower, and the radiant cathedral of Notre-Dame. Learn how to save money and avoid the lines at the Louvre and Orsay Museums. Enjoy the ambience of Parisian neighborhoods, and take a day trip to the glittering palace of Versailles, or to the Champagne-soaked city of Reims. Then grab a café crème at a sidewalk café and listen to the hum of the city. You'll see why Paris remains at the heart of global culture.

Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants in delightful neighborhoods. You'll learn how to navigate the Paris Métro, and which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598802870
Publisher:
Avalon Travel Publishing
Publication date:
08/25/2009
Series:
Rick Steves' City and Regional Guides Series
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

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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Rick Steves' Paris 2010 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
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AnnemarieCA More than 1 year ago
Informative, comprehensive, and practical this up-to-date tour book is a great research tool for travelers to Paris. Rick clearly knows the city intimately and guides you to hidden gems entertainingly. It takes you past the must see places that all guides of Paris outline to describing areas and activities that really show neighborhoods and the feeling of community. It is worthwhile and of good value. The listings include all necessary information - prices, times of entry, addresses, transportation routes. The maps are useful and make navigation a breeze. His evaluation of restaurants and hotels are spot on, so you can rely on his research to have a great trip.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great! It's very east to use and contains many helpful tips (skipping lines/best time of the day to visit certain sites). His little drawings are especially helpful on the walking tours that are suggested. The only thing that the book lacks is photos of the various sites but that's not of importance to me.
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1toughlady More than 1 year ago
It had some useful items, but lacked a lot of information on better hotels and restaurants. It's excellent for mid-price range places, but not so great if you want that special something.
KC_Cicero More than 1 year ago
Steves series has replaced every other guide book for two reasons: First, he is very clear and does not talk down to his readers -- while not "dumbing down" his material either. He is entertaining as well as informative -- whether you are a history major or are historiphobic. Second, he does not waste a lot of time and space on travel options that are Four Star when the folks buying his product are likely to be traveling on two-star budgets. That is particularly important since the Euro started embarrassing the dollar. (Remember, they started out 1:1!) This is a book that will help you get along in a BIG city and enjoy the experience, without spending more that a little more than you think you should. It pays for itself over and over.
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brucemky More than 1 year ago
Get this book. It has a lot of practical information about museums, places to stay, tourist sites, restaurants and more. It's supplemented by Rick Steves' web site which led us to a place to stay saving us hundreds of dollars. I must say that we also supplements this book with Fodor's Paris 2010. While much of the information was duplicated, each had something usfult that the other didn't.
Oregonman More than 1 year ago
In recent years I have traveled to Italy, France, UK, Nicaragua, Brazil, Kenya, India and Sri Lanka and spots along the way. If there is a Rick Steve's book on the place, I read it and take it with me. By far the best overall guide. Sometimes the local maps are schematic, not really to scale; and sometimes he is a bit too irreverent, but I have never found his information to be inaccurate or misleading. There is always a hidden gem that can be found in no other travel book. p.s. Learn a few words in the host language, as he suggests, it will open doors of friendship.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Read before you go so that you KNOW how to have a great Paris and France trip. Also, I recommend reading "The Sweet Life in Paris" by David Lebovitz
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The most helpful guidebook I've had. Rick saved us money with spot-on transportation advice for both Paris and Amsterdam(in his Europe book) and saved us from buying a Vienna pass by mentioning that some museums there have senior discounts. We'd never have gotten our money out of a Vienna pass for the short period we were there. Good tips also on scams of Paris. We were ready for them and were not victims. I'll be traveling with one of his guides from now on.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We were in Paris for 5 days and we covered A LOT of ground. Amazing travel guide!
DallasGypsy More than 1 year ago
Whether you're visiting Sacre Coeur or Notre Dame, it's helpful to know how many steps to the top before starting the climb. :-) Rick covers the highlights of Paris. Supplemented this book with podcasts and advice from other travelers on his website.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
not as informative as other tour books out there