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You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go—they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!
Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer's Paris features gorgeous full-color photos of the sights and experiences that await you. It covers all the traditional tourist favorites but also lets you in on local finds, neighborhood hangouts, and little-known gems.
In case you're worried about the city's high prices, we've included tips on finding the best airfare, plus a host of affordable hotels and restaurants. And if money is no object, we'll show you the best places to spend it, from the Ritz to the hippest new boutique hotels, from grand dining rooms serving classic haute cuisine to the latest cutting-edge restaurants.
You'll rely on Frommer's for a complete guide to the city's sights, from the Louvre to Notre-Dame. We've included suggested itineraries plus a chapter of detailed walking tours that will help you get acquainted with the most intriguing neighborhoods. We'll help you find the city's best pastries, enjoy the best after-dark diversions, and shop til you drop; then we'll take you on side trips to Versailles, Chartres, Fontainebleau, Giverny and Disneyland Paris. It's all here in one easy-to-use guide, complete with a color fold-out map and color map of the Metro.
Your comprehensive guide to the City of LightCompletely revised and updated every year to include the latest hotels and restaurantsCoverage of the newest attractions, in and around Paris, including the opening of the Great Royal Stables at VersaillesIncludes an 8-page color photo insert and foldout map
Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. And avoid tourist traps. At Frommers, we use 150 outspoken travel experts around the world to help you make the right choices. Frommers. Your guide to a world of travel experience.
Choose the Only Guide That Gives You:
- Ways to Explore the City of Light from the top of La Tour Eiffel to the infamous catacombs.
- Outspoken opinions on whats worth your time and whats not.
- Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip no matter what your budget.
- Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.
- The best hotels and restaurants in every price range, with candid reviews.
This guide previews the City of Light's major events, including a Jean Cocteau retrospective being presented by The Pompidou Centre in late 2003/early 2004. It also features the latest attraction to re-open at Versailles: the Great Royal Stables, new home to the Academy of Equestrian Arts.
About the Author
Darwin Porter, a native of North Carolina, and Danforth Prince lived in France for many years. Darwin worked in television advertising and as a bureau chief for the Miami Herald. Danforth, who began writing guides with Darwin in 1982, worked for the Paris bureau of the New York Times. They are also the authors of Frommer’s France and Frommer’s Provence & the Riviera, among many other guides.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
What's New in Paris.
1. The Best of Paris.
2. A Traveler's Guide to Paris's Art & Architecture (Reid Bramblett).
3. Planning Your Trip to Paris.
4. Getting to Know the City of Light.
5. Where to Stay.
6. Where to Dine.
7. Exploring Paris.
8. Strolling Around Paris.
10. Paris After Dark.
11. Side Trips from Paris.
Appendix A: Paris History 101.
Appendix B: Glossary of Useful Terms.