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Paris For Dummies, 6th Edition

Paris For Dummies, 6th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-88150-7

Mar 2011

384 pages

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Enjoy the sights in the City of Light

Stroll the Champs-Elysées, visit the top of the Eiffel Tower, or linger in a cozy café. Take in the theater, a symphony, or dance the night away. Enjoy gourmet French cuisine or a picnic in the park. Savor a café au lait or a glass of Beaujolais. Go power shopping or bargain hunting. With this guide, you're ready for your exciting trip. Bon voyage!

Open the book and find:

  • Down-to-earth trip-planning advice

  • What you shouldn't miss —and what you can skip

  • The best hotels and restaurants for every budget

  • Lots of detailed maps

Introduction 1

Part I: Introducing Paris 7

Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of Paris 9

Chapter 2: Digging Deeper into Paris 17

Chapter 3: Deciding When to Go 32

Part II: Planning Your Trip to Paris 41

Chapter 4: Managing Your Money 43

Chapter 5: Getting to Paris 51

Chapter 6: Catering to Special Travel Needs or Interests 59

Chapter 7: Taking Care of the Remaining Details 67

Part III: Settling into Paris 77

Chapter 8: Arriving and Getting Oriented 79

Chapter 9: Checking in at Paris’s Best Hotels 101

Chapter 10: Dining and Snacking in Paris 134

Part IV: Exploring Paris 187

Chapter 11: Discovering Paris’s Best Attractions 189

Chapter 12: Shopping the Local Stores 246

Chapter 13: Following an Itinerary 280

Chapter 14: Going Beyond Paris: Five Day Trips 287

Part V: Living It Up After Dark: Paris Nightlife 307

Chapter 15: Applauding the Cultural Scene 309

Chapter 16: Hitting the Clubs and Bars 318

Part VI: The Part of Tens 329

Chapter 17: Ten (or So) Hidden Corners of Paris 331

Chapter 18: Ten Great Places for a Picnic 334

Appendix A: Quick Concierge 338

Appendix B: A Glossary of French Words and Phrases 348

Index 354