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From the heights of Sacre Coeur to the gently rolling Seine, feel the joie de vivre of Europe's crowning glory. Watch Parisian life pass you by from an outdoor cafe, deck yourself out in fashion finery or escape on an enticing excursion to a chateau. With discerning information on everything Paris has to offer, this guide gives you the city at your fingertips. Be AwestruckFrom the heights of Sacre Coeur to the gently rolling Seine, feel the joie de vivre of Europe's crowning glory. Watch Parisian life pass you by from an outdoor cafe, deck yourself out in fashion finery or escape on an enticing excursion to a chateau. With discerning information on everything Paris has to offer, this guide gives you the city at your fingertips. Be Awestruck - the city is an open-air gallery and this book your private tour guide. Flash That Credit Card - from "haute couture" to flea markets our expert authors take you inside the Parisian shopping scene. Rest Your Tete - we've trawled the streets of Paris to bring you this hand-picked selection of sleeping establishments. Devour the world's finest cuisine with our delectable eating reviews. Find Your Way around with our 32 easy-to-use color maps....

Title : Paris
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ISBN : 9781740598491
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 450 Pages
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Paris Reviews

  • Beth
    2019-04-23 15:45

    Useful, readable guide filled with attraction, restaurant and shopping recommendations. I would have liked to see more extensive practical tips, especially for the novice traveler, who is not necessarily fluent in French. A good companion to this guide is Rick Steves' Paris Guide, as well as a travel-oriented French phrase book.

  • Juan
    2019-04-07 19:06

    Voy a repetir lo que he dicho en otras guías, porque la reflexión es la misma y la estructura también:Las guías de viaje de este estilo ya solo tienen sentido en el siglo XXI por la conveniencia de tener casi toda la información necesaria en un único sitio porque, por lo demás, carecen de la fluidez y la velocidad de actualización (particularmente en lo hostelero) que nos pueden ofrecer nuestro portal favorito de hoteles, Yelp o TripAdvisor. Evidentemente, el modelo está cambiando y, por muy actualizada que esté una guía, las ciudades son conjuntos que evolucionan cada día más rápidamente y lo que ayer molaba puede que hoy no: la única forma de saberlo es a través de Internet.Pero a mí me gustan mucho las guías Lonely Planet porque te dejan bien claro cuáles son las cosas que no debes perderte a nivel cultural en cada sitio y, siendo cosas que muchas veces tienen siglos, es difícil que su importancia cambie de un día para otro; también me gusta mucho que te dicen en qué atracciones compensa comprar la entrada previamente para evitar horas de cola, los trasfondos artístico-históricos de todas y cada una de ellas, sus horarios y precios... De otra manera, es muy complicado que todo estos datos se ofrezcan en una única página.También hay que tener en cuenta que una guía de estas características no se lee de cabo a rabo como un libro cualquiera, sino que se usa para organizar un viaje pero no para aprendértelo y, llegado el momento de estar allí, leer con mucho más detenimiento las descripciones de cada lugar. Lo bueno que tienen estas es que también tienen un acercamiento histórico y artístico completo de cada región que sirve como introducción a todas las especifidades que se desarrollan. ¡Es material valioso!Supongo que, con el paso del tiempo, este tipo de guías desaparecerán completamente en beneficio de páginas web que ofrecerán lo mismo a través de GPS, incluyendo audioguías y otra serie de cosas muy beneficiosas. El progreso es imparable pero, mientras tanto, cada vez que salgo de viaje me llevo mi Lonely Planet, que tampoco está de más.

  • Ahmed Nabil
    2019-04-16 17:47

    I got the book as a gift by redeeming Vodafone loyalty points and it was the only Paris guide in stock. The guide has way too many listings for eating, drinking, shopping and accomodation at the expense of more important information on the arrondissements and their points of interest. Also, for a travel guide, the book is severely lacking in photos and illustrations; you either have to use your imagination or Google. If you want a good travel guide to Paris, try the DK Eyewitness series istead.

  • Theut
    2019-04-03 15:52

    Utile ripasso in previsione della visita. La lonely planet conferma pregi e difetti (poco chiara sulla disposizione dei posti da vedere in caso di prima visita a una città/paese).

  • Fede
    2019-03-23 19:01

    Adoro le guide Lonely PlanetQueste guide sono scritte davvero molto bene, ti portano esattamente nel punto in cui vuoi andare come se ti trovassi a passeggiare con un abitante del luogo. in più ti danno suggerimenti e soluzioni alternative salva file o evita traffico. Suggerimenti utili per tutti i gusti e interessi. Sono semplici, schematiche e suggeriscono itinerari a piedi divisi per zone o, in alternativa, le singole attrazioni sono spiegate così bene che, come faccio di solito io, ci si può organizzare la vacanza su misura secondo i propri desideri.Consigliatissime

  • nici
    2019-04-12 00:09

    Bocciata! Se mai tornerò a Parigi, e lo spero, ne comprerò una diversa.

  • Sharon
    2019-04-17 18:50

    What I love most about the Lonely Planet guidebooks is that they provide information written by locals, sharing favorite locations and tips for getting around the cities. They also provide information from experienced travelers about a great many matters.The Paris city guide is no exception. There are lots of restaurant tips, great maps, detailed information on the major sites and great ideas for things to do off the beaten path.We leave for our trip a week from today, and I'm very excited about it. But this book raised an issue that has become something of a peeve for me about Paris guidebooks. It's divided by a neighborhood concept that doesn't always work. For example, Place de la Republique is in the 11th arrondissement (administrative area). I've only seen one book (not this one) divided by arrondissement, which allows you to easily find a given item on a map.This book puts the Place de la Republique either in the southern part of Canal St. Martin or the northern part of Marais, depending on which map or section of the guidebook you look at. To add further to the confusion, though, the 11th is considered part of Bastille/Eastern Paris.For a new traveler who does not know Bercy from Belleville, this makes trip planning a little difficult. I would recommend combining information from this book with a book that is organized by arrondissement to get a better understanding of the city layout.

  • Libby
    2019-04-18 15:58

    I initially gave this book 4 stars because it's your standard travel book, which is helpful, right? I thought the history section was concise and helpful, and of course Lonely Planet has loads of unique suggestions, even helpful tips on where to enter the right buildings on the right days.HOWEVER, we stayed in Montparnasse thanks to a cheap hotel deal, and we were hugely disappointed in the restaurants they suggested. Most of them in the section were actually not for Montparnasse but more like Chinatown, those that were there were still a real trek, and if they weren't they were fairly pricey. We wound up not trying any of their suggestions, but instead found places by wandering, which is, frankly, the best way to do it.And what fantastic places we found, all within about 15-20 min of Tour Montparnasse, which isn't the most tranquil part of Paris, but nevertheless has lots to offer! And we were shocked the first place we went, Le Petit Sommelier, wasn't on the list. So, Lonely Planet, step it up a little for those less tourist-driven spots!

  • Stacey
    2019-04-22 19:42

    I have already read lots of Paris travel guides so this one didn't tell me anything I didn't already know but here are a few things I did like about it: * Comprehensive guides to neighbourhoods, not just arrondissiments* recommends range of businesses from € to €€€€ (ie. doesn't tell you Louis Vuitton is the only "best" place to go for purses! Some of them direct you to the most expensive hotels, restaurants, stores, etc.); * gives you a nice assortment of attractions from the "big stuff" to some off the beaten path stuff. Where this guide really fails for me is with the maps. The maps at the beginning of each section only show a handful of streets and the main fold-out map at the back is perhaps the worst I've seen in all the guidebooks I've looked at.

  • Zoltán Kelemen
    2019-04-21 23:45

    mental note to myself: travel guides on Kindle are cr*p if you intend to actually use them while sightseeing. Never do that again. While you may be lulled into thinking, "oh and I will be able to search and zoom and whatnot", forget it. useless. Just get a book or a map. Or both. Or a friend to show you around. Not too great otherwise either. Maps don't load properly, the layout is lost, pictures and pages break on the reader etc. Just say No.

  • Michelle
    2019-03-27 22:47

    As comprehensive and detailed as you would expect from Lonely Planet, although in my opinion they're not as good as they used to be. Some interesting stuff on history, culture and literature (if a little too vague for my liking), but don't buy it for the 'fold out map', which is poor and only gives you part of the metro system. Quatre etoiles pour ce livre.

  • Marion
    2019-04-17 18:02

    I have always loved Lonely Planet guides and I found this one to be excellent. I've read a considerable amount about Paris, but found that this guide has some very useful information. I love that, throughout the guide, there are little boxes of random facts, stories, suggestions, and information. I'm definitely glad I picked this up for another perspective on visiting Paris.

  • JeffreySylvester
    2019-04-01 20:10

    Excellent guide per usual for this series. I am, however, a little disappointed with the lack of medieval history in Paris but that isn't Lonely Planet's fault!I highly recommend any of the numerous Lonely Planet guides I have read and employed. 4 stars for Lonely Planet!

  • Ietrio
    2019-04-03 17:05

    A guide like any other guide. The advice given is just to look smart to the reader and waste some more pages not filled with photos. The 'tu' vs 'vous' difference should be known by anyone who can speak French. Not knowing French one doesn't need to make the difference.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-04-08 17:07

    I really like this guide-- it is detailed enough to provide weeks of new and exciting things to see, even for an extended stay. I literally read it cover to cover, which should be an indicator of its goodness (or my nerdiness).

  • Jenny
    2019-04-09 18:06

    I love lonely planet guides, but this one was disappointing. Where's the random historical fact? And, why are all the maps at the back completely segregated from the arrondissement descriptions? Who wants to flip back and forth?

  • Tamara
    2019-04-01 22:03


  • Karrie
    2019-03-24 22:56

    Never met a Lonely Planet book I haven't loved. I think they are simply the best travel books around...and I've tried lots.

  • Westerville
    2019-04-06 17:10

    Comprehensive. -Tamara, Computer ServicesReserve a library copy.

  • Sophia
    2019-04-03 17:03

    When I'm not in Paris it's the perfect book to keep me in touch.

  • Christine
    2019-04-09 20:02

    Good maps of Paris. These authors have expensive taste for restaurants. Their cheap eats aren't cheap. The hostels they picked were ok, but would have preferred if they listed which had wifi.

  • Giulietta
    2019-03-23 17:50

    Una buona guida per una meravigliosa città!Forse ora questa guida del 2001 potrebbe risultare un po' vetusta nel segnalari orari di musei e simili, ma per il resto io mi sono trovata benissimo!

  • kista
    2019-04-08 22:51

    It was just so wonderfully written that I wanted to see everything in Paris.

  • Quek Yeow
    2019-04-01 17:43

    Good, concise, easy to read and information is grouped together in a easy way for planning.

  • Kelly
    2019-04-18 16:56

    I used this on my honeymoon in France. I prefer the Rick Steves guides, but this is a decent guide nonetheless.

  • Gino Filicetti
    2019-03-26 21:57


  • Zey Seeker
    2019-04-07 22:49

    Very useful .

  • Leigh Mellish
    2019-04-16 19:54

    Loved this. Have sorted itinerary and accommodation with its help. Now all I need to do is hop on the plane in Aprill.

  • Vanlilith
    2019-04-12 23:08


  • Heather McCoy
    2019-04-06 00:00

    An excellent travel book. The walking tours themselves are worth the price of the book!