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Frommer's(r) Irreverent Guide to Paris (Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Paris)

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Publisher Comments:

Looking for a travel guide that goes where other guides fear to tread? One that rides roughshod over ad-copy puffery to smartly deliver the real scoop on a destination's sites and attractions? One that dares to be honest, hip, and fun? Look no more. Frommer's Irreverent Travel Guides are wickedly irreverent, unabashedly honest, and downright hilarious, and provide an insider's perspective on which attractions are overrated tourist traps and which are the secret gems that locals love. You'll get the lowdown on restaurants, lodging, and shopping, and even find out what the locals think of you. Like being taken around by a savvy local," said the New York Times. "Hipper and savvier than other guides," concurred Diversion magazine. Never shy about confronting the issues, the Irreverents are guides to real travel in the real world.

The City of Lights has never been viewed with more humor, honesty, and style than it is in Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Paris, which presents the insiders' Paris, blemishes and all. Get the lowdown on where the real artists hang out, where to find atmospheric and affordable bistros, and how to uncover treasures in the city's famous flea markets. Find out how the French smoke and drink their way through meals and still look trEs stylin'. And what's behind this mass lovefest for Jerry Lewis anyway? No other travel guide so deftly and wittily deconstructs the French penchant for posturing; on the other hand, no other guide offers such incisive takes on the old-fashioned 19th-century heart that beats beneath all that attitude. With Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Paris, you'll have the smartest, funniest, hippest companion guide to a complex and magical destination.

Synopsis:

Written by a savvy New Yorker, Frommer's offers a guide to many destinations within Boston. Maps.

Synopsis:

"Like being taken around by a savvy local."–The New York Times

"Little fluff and lots of fun."–Boston Globe

"Hipper and savvier than other guides."–Diversion magazine

Are you tired of cliché-ridden guidebooks packed with promotional fluff? Then move over to the IRREVERENT GUIDES–the travel series that no tourist board would dare to recommend.

Look inside for the lowdown on:

  • Where to stay if you’re allergic to gilt and cherubs
  • The chefs everybody’s talking about
  • How to cope with rude French waiters, beat the crowds at the Louvre, and find the real Latin Quarter
  • Haute couture you can actually afford
  • Where to find showgirls in feathers and men in tights
  • And much more!

Table of Contents

NEIGHBORHOOD MAP.

YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW.

ACCOMMODATIONS.

Winning the Reservations Game.

What the Rating Stars Mean.

Is There a Right Address?

THE LOWDOWN.

Overrated.

Palaces: le top.

Palaces: les flops.

Palaces: over le top.

Best decor for travelers allergic to gilt and cherubs.

For those who hate surprises.

Cheap sleeps.

Cheap sleeps sans charme.

Where Oscar Wilde slept around.

Where to finally get started on that novel.

Where to paint like Pissarro.

If I can see the Eiffel Tower, I must be in Paris.

Other rooms with a view.

Taking care of business.

Where the fashion crowd can be found.

Love in the afternoon.

Best courtyard gardens.

Family values.

For joggers.

Totally Left Bank.

Totally Right Bank.

THE INDEX.

An A to Z list of places to stay, with vital statistics.

MAPS.

Left Bank Accommodations.

Right Bank Accommodations.

DINING.

Only in Paris.

When to Eat.

Getting the Right Table.

Where the Chefs Are.

THE LOWDOWN.

Book before you fly.

Overrated.

The rest of the best.

Baby bistros.

Cutting-edge bistros.

When the play's the thing.

All-nighters.

Decor to die for, but skip food.

Decor to die for, and don't miss the food.

Best circus d?cor.

Historic surroundings.

Peckish near the Centre Pompidou.

If it's mealtime in the Marais.

Chow time on the Champs-Elys?es.

Montmartre on an empty stomach.

Other places to eat on the tourist beat.

Best brunch.

Where the media types go.

Best brasseries.

Classiest cafes.

You can really eat in the hotel?

Al fresco.

Great wine bars.

La vie en rose .

Where to go when you're sick of French cuisine.

Cheap eats.

Lunching out cheaply.

Luxury lunches at bargain prices.

Where to seal a deal.

Vegging out.

Isn't it romantic?.

Victuals with a view.

Something fishy.

Satisfying your sweet tooth.

THE INDEX.

An A to Z list of restaurants, with vital statistics.

MAPS.

Left Bank Dining.

Right Bank Dining.

DIVERSIONS.

Getting Your Bearings.

Discounts and Passes.

THE LOWDOWN.

Must-sees for the first time visitors from Peoria.

Only in Paris.

X-rated street scenes.

Choice churches.

Out-of-the-ordinary religious experiences.

Most hated architecture.

Museums to get lost in.

Museums to find yourself in.

New on the museum scene.

One-man museums.

Sexy stuff.

Little-known museums.

Best museum caf?.

Literary pilgrimages.

Modish museums.

Where the Impressionists are.

Views for free.

Views for euros.

Secret gardens.

The stars at your feet.

Best hidden courtyard.

Mlle. Liberty in Paris.

Where to meet your lover.

How to find the real Latin Quarter.

Hanging out in Saint-Germain-des-Pr?s.

The many faces of the Marais.

Up and away in Montmartre.

Tourist-free neighborhoods.

Where to read a book.

The big sleep.

Go backstage.

For cinephiles and cineastes.

Kid-pleasers.

Keeping surly teenagers happy.

Traces of Rome.

THE INDEX.

An A to Z list of diversions, with vital statistics.

MAPS.

Paris Diversions.

GETTING OUTSIDE.

THE LOWDOWN.

Taking the air.

On the run.

Two-wheeling in Paris.

Back in the saddle.

Get all wet.

The tennis racket.

Birds of a feather.

Best places for pickup.

Stretching your legs.

Good skates.

A day at the races.

Par for the course.

Working up a sweat.

SHOPPING.

Target Zones.

Bargain Hunting.

Trading with the Natives.

Hours of Business.

Sales Tax.

THE LOWDOWN.

Les grands magasins.

Feet first.

Designer dressing.

Jeunes Cr?atures.

Mix, Match and Accesorize.

Marvelous markets.

The wine list.

Kid stuff.

Boys to men.

Preening and Pampering.

Lifestyle, Gifts and Design.

A good book (in English).

Watch out for fleas and fleecers.

THE INDEX.

An A to Z list of shops, with vital statistics.

NIGHTLIFE.

Sources.

Liquor Laws and Drinking Hours.

THE LOWDOWN.

Dance fever.

Concert cafes.

Two to tango.

All that jazz.

From strip to hip.

Bar-hopping in the Marais.

Bar-hopping in and around Bastille.

Where the wild things are.

Where the boys are.

For girls who like girls.

African/West Indian clubs.

Latin fever.

See-and-be-scenes.

Best cozy bars.

All-night bars.

THE INDEX.

An A to Z list of nightspots, with vital statistics.

ENTERTAINMENT.

Sources.

Getting Tickets.

THE LOWDOWN.

The play's the thing.

Classical sounds.

What's opera, doc?

Men in tights.

Pop and rock concerts.

Life is a cabaret.

Comedy tonight.

On the fringe.

The sporting life.

THE INDEX.

An A to Z list of venues, with vital statistics.

HOTLINES & OTHER BASICS.

Airports.

Airport transportation into town.

Babysitters.

Buses.

Car rentals.

Consulates and embassies.

Currency.

Dentists.

Doctors.

Driving around.

Drugstores.

E-mail.

Emergencies.

Festivals and special events.

Gay and lesbian hotlines.

Newspapers.

Opening and closing times.

Parking.

Passports and visas.

Radio stations.

Restrooms.

Smoking.

Sports hotlines.

Standards of measure.

Subways.

Taxes.

Taxis and limos.

Telephones.

Tipping.

Trains.

Travelers with disabilities.

TV stations.

Visitor information.

INDEX.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764565649
Manufactured:
Hungry Minds
Publisher:
Frommers
Author:
Fitzgerald
Author:
Balliett
Author:
&
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
France
Subject:
Paris
Subject:
TRAVEL / Europe / France
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4th ed.
Series:
Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Paris
Series Volume:
63
Publication Date:
20020614
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.08x4.46x.55 in. .41 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Written by a savvy New Yorker, Frommer's offers a guide to many destinations within Boston. Maps.
"Synopsis" by , "Like being taken around by a savvy local."–The New York Times

"Little fluff and lots of fun."–Boston Globe

"Hipper and savvier than other guides."–Diversion magazine

Are you tired of cliché-ridden guidebooks packed with promotional fluff? Then move over to the IRREVERENT GUIDES–the travel series that no tourist board would dare to recommend.

Look inside for the lowdown on:

  • Where to stay if you’re allergic to gilt and cherubs
  • The chefs everybody’s talking about
  • How to cope with rude French waiters, beat the crowds at the Louvre, and find the real Latin Quarter
  • Haute couture you can actually afford
  • Where to find showgirls in feathers and men in tights
  • And much more!
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