Synopses & Reviews
Fodor’s see it Paris
is perfect for travelers who want to understand local history and French culture before they arrive, and experience the city like a native parisian while they’re there.
Overflowing with brilliant color photography, this is the ONLY illustrated guide that provides the practical information that you need while traveling–complete restaurant and hotel reviews with exact prices for lodging and dining (not ranges), plus time-saving tips and how to avoid crowds, exact admission prices to key sights, great photo stops, and special notes on “kid-friendly” attractions throughout.
Our detailed reviews represent the best accommodations in Paris, in all price ranges. From five-star luxury hotels to bed and breakfast accomodations, we’ll tell you what to expect in terms of price and quality through extensive coverage of hotels and their surrounding neighborhoods, exact prices of double-occupancy rooms (including breakfast), plus pictures of hotel facilities and guestrooms.
If you want to experience the best that Paris has to offer, pay particular attention to our outstanding restaurant coverage that will help you choose from the thousands of local eateries that cater to every budget and dining experience. From La Coupole a brasserie once frequented by Pablo Picasso to Gus Savoy where the motto is that cooking is the art of taking foodstuffs and transforming them into pure happiness–whatever your budget or taste, you’ll find it in see it Paris. Each review covers house signature dishes, ambiance, actual prices for a two-course lunch and a three-course dinner (for two people), hours of operation, and what transportation will get you there.
Whether you start your day with a bird's eye view of Paris by climbing the Eiffel Tower or sit and watch the world go by in a café in St.-Germain-des-Prés, see it Paris will take you there. Accessibly written to help you navigate throughout the city without missing a thing, each attraction includes exact admission prices, what galleries and museums not to miss, and where to stop for quick bites and refreshing drinks along the way. Sights are also rated for their “value”, “walkability”, “historic and cultural interest”, plus we suggest fantastic “photo stops” and entertaining and age-appropriate “kid-friendly” attractions throughout the book.
What to Do?
Our shopping walks will lead you to cutting-edge fashions to fit all budgets, from hip streetwear to expensive fashions for your feet. But, Paris has much more to offer than just sight-seeing and shopping. Fodor’s see it Paris provides insider information on classical, theatrical, and cinematic performances, Paris’s music scene (live jazz to underground youth centres), nightlife, spectator and activity sports, health and beauty spas, festivals and events, and a special section on “Children’s Paris”.
Atlas and Maps
Detailed neighborhood maps are incorporated throughout the book to help you navigate on historic walks, shopping tours, or to find a restaurant. Plus, a 16-page atlas details each road and path with highlights of important landmarks, parks, metro stations, and car parking areas.
Fodor’s see it™
A brand-new series that shows you before you go, guides you while you’re there, and makes the perfect keepsake on your return.