Synopses & Reviews
- ParisFor Dummiesincludes down-to-earth trip-planning advice, what you shouldn't miss and what you can skip, the best hotels and restaurants for every budget, and lots of detailed maps.
- Our author hits all the highlights, from the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe to Montmartre and the Jardin des Tuileries. He has checked out all the city's best hotels and restaurants in person, and offers authoritative, candid reviews that will help you find the choices that suit your tastes and budget.
- You'll also get up-to-the-minute coverage of shopping and nightlife; detailed walking tours; the top places for a picnic; and side trips to Versailles, Chartres, and Giverny.
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
About the Author
Joseph Alexiou works as a freelance journalist and has contributed to France For Dummies and Europe For Dummies. His work has appeared in the New York Press, the New York Observer, Newsday, and Paper Magazine. He is currently pursuing an MS at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism; he lives in Brooklyn.
Table of Contents
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