Paris For Dummies by Joseph AlexiouParis For Dummies by Joseph Alexiou

Paris For Dummies

byJoseph Alexiou

Paperback | March 29, 2011

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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

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.
Title:Paris For DummiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:March 29, 2011Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:047088150X

ISBN - 13:9780470881507

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Table of Contents

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