Rick Steves' Paris 2014

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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...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612386638
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Series: Rick Steves' Travel Guides Series
  • Edition description: 2014 Edition
  • Pages: 764
  • Sales rank: 78,947
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Rick Steves

Rick Steves has spent 100 days every year since 1973 exploring Europe. Rick produces a public television series (Rick Steves' Europe), a public radio show (Travel with Rick Steves), and an app and podcast (Rick Steves Audio Europe); writes a bestselling series of guidebooks and a nationally syndicated newspaper column; organizes guided tours that take thousands of travelers to Europe annually; and offers an information-packed website (RickSteves.com). With the help of his hardworking staff of 80 at Europe Through the Back Door—in Edmonds, Washington, just north of Seattle—Rick's mission is to make European travel fun, affordable, and culturally broadening for Americans.

Steve Smith manages tour planning for Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door and has been researching guidebooks with Rick for two decades. Fluent in French, he's lived in France on several occasions, starting when he was seven, and has traveled there annually since 1986. Steve's wife, who is an expert on French cuisine and wine, provides invaluable contributions to his books, as do his two children.

Gene Openshaw is a writer, composer, tour guide, and lecturer on art and history. Specializing in writing walking tours of Europe's cultural sights, Gene has coauthored 10 of Rick's books and contributes to Rick's public television series. As a composer, Gene has written a full-length opera (Matter), a violin sonata, and dozens of songs. He lives near Seattle with his daughter, and roots for the Mariners in good times and bad.

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  • Posted February 2, 2014

    Worthy Paris Guide

    The Rick Steves' Paris Guide has several strong points.
    1) The book is updated annually.
    2) The descriptions of sights, hotels, restaurants, and shops are detailed enough to give the reader a real feel for place described.
    3) There are good, practical descriptions of how to use public transportation: metro, RER, and bus. Paris has perhaps the world's finest public transportation system, and tourists can save time, money, and shoe leather by learning how to use it.
    4) The guide includes good information on day-trips from Paris, including how to reach the destinations by public transportation.

    What are the weaknesses? Essentially the book focuses on the sights and neighborhoods of Paris most interesting to Rick Steves, and does not try to be a comprehensive guide to the city. For example, in my visits to Paris I prefer to stay in the Place Châtelet area. Even though this area is well located to see the tourist sights of Paris, it's not described in the guide. Also, some interesting sights such as the Paris Mint are omitted.

    There are guidebooks that are more comprehensive on neighborhoods and sights. However, for the tourist making a first or an infrequent visit to Paris, this book is the best single guide.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2014

    Maps on ebook small

    They didnt convert any of the maps right on the ebook version. To zoom in, i need to doubletap the map, and b/c it is a small map file, when zooming in, the rest of the map becomes blurry.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    highly recommended - full of important info on saving money and seeing the best sights

    Very informative, lot of good information, hints - what days museums are free, cost saving passes, how to organize a limited number of days so you do not miss "must see sights"

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 12, 2014

    A must read if you are going to Paris

    Rick Steve's Paris 2014 is packed with useful information. It not only provides tips on how to navigate Partis but provides information on French custons such as tipping at restaurants and also useful phrases. It also gives a historical perspective on what you will be seeing. I enjoyed it so much I read it cover to cover.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2014

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    Gfgh

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    Posted October 15, 2014

    Tyler

    Walks in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2014

    Amber to sam

    Hey whats up

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2014

    Sam

    Goes to the cafe and gift shop

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2014

    Damin

    Sup

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    Posted September 28, 2014

    Madi

    :)

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    Posted September 29, 2014

    Amy

    Plays 'Wheels in the Sky' by Journey on my guitar

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    Posted September 29, 2014

    Emily

    Waits for katie to get back on

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2014

    Dante to all

    I did suicide at the effile tower res 4

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2014

    Logos

    Alrighty *i take your hand and we head to the park*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2014

    Kendal

    Walked in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2014

    Anna is screaming her head off

    At the park

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2014

    To Amber

    Were did you move this to?

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    Posted September 15, 2014

    Piper

    Oh ok ttyl

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    Posted September 15, 2014

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    Gtg bbl or s or t

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2014

    Saphire

    (Kk) my bf i miss him he said he was gonna be gone for three weeks and...and i loved him but hes never coming back is he? She lked up tears running from her eyes

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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