eBook DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Paris, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0756691192
  • ISBN-13: 9780756691196
  • DDC: 914.404
  • 448 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released December 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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The Eyewitness Travel Guide helps you to get the most out of your trip with minimum difficulties. The opening section Introducing Paris locates the city geographically, sets modern Parisian its historical context and explains how Parisian life changes through the years. Paris At a Glance is an overview of the city's specialties. The main sightseeing section of the book is Paris Area by Area. It describes all the main sights with maps, photographs and detailed illustrations. Get to know Paris with the Eyewitness Travel Guide. Annually revised and updated with beautiful new full-color photos, illustrations, and maps, this guide includes information on local customs, currency, medical services, and transportation. Consistently chosen over the competition in national consumer market research. The best keeps getting better!

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
How to Use this Guide.
1: Introducing Paris.
2: Four Great Days in Paris.
3: Putting Paris on the Map.
4: Central Paris.
5: The History of Paris.
6: Kings and Emperors in Paris.
7: Gallo-Roman Paris.
8: Medieval Paris.
9: Renaissance Paris.
10: The Sun King’s Paris.
11: Paris in the Age of Enlightenment.
12: Paris During the Revolution.
13: Napoleonic Paris.
14: The Grand Transformation.
15: The Belle Epoque.
16: Avant-Garde Paris.
17: The Modern City.
18: Paris at a Glance.
19: Remarkable Parisians.
20: Paris’s Best: Churches.
21: Exploring Paris’s Churches.
22: Paris’s Best: Gardens, Parks, and Squares.
23: Exploring Gardens, Parks, and Squares.
24: Paris’s Best: Museums and Galleries.
25: Exploring Paris’s Museums and Galleries.
26: Artists in Paris.
27: Paris through the Year.
28: A River View of Paris.
29: From Pont de Grenelle to Pont de la Concorde.
30: From Pont de la Concorde to Pont de Sully.
31: How to Take a River or Canal Trip.
32: Paris Area by Area.
33: Ile de la Cite and Ile St-Louis.
34: The Marais.
35: Beaubourg and Les Halles.
36: Tuileries Quarter.
37: St-Germain-des-Pres.
38: Latin Quarter.
39: Jardin des Plantes Quarter.
40: Luxembourg Quarter.
41: Montparnasse.
42: Invalides and Eiffel Tower Quarter.
43: Chaillot Quarter.
44: Champs-Elysees.
45: Opera Quarter.
46: Montmartre.
47: Farther Afield.
48: Eight Guided Walks.
49: A 90-Minute Walk Around Parc Monceau.
50: A 90-Minute Walk Along the Canal St-Martin.
51: A 90-Minute Walk Around the Ile St-Louis.
52: A 90-Minute Walk in Auteuil.
53: A 90-Minute Walk in Montmartre.
54: A 90-Minute Walk in Buttes-Chaumont.
55: A 90-Minute Walk in Faubourg St-Antoine.
56: A 90-Minute Walk in Butte-aux-Cailles.
57: Travelers’ Needs.
58: Where to Stay.
59: Paris’s Best: Hotels.
60: Choosing a Hotel.
61: Restaurants, Cafes, and Bars.
62: The Flavors of Paris.
63: What to Drink in Paris.
64: Choosing a Restaurant.
65: Cafés, Tea Salons, and Bars.
66: Shops and Markets.
67: Paris’s Best: Shops and Markets.
68: Clothes and Accessories.
69: Gifts and Souvenirs.
70: Food and Drink.
71: Art and Antiques.
72: Markets.
73: Entertainment in Paris.
74: Theater.
75: Classical Music.
76: Dance.
77: Rock, Jazz, and World Music.
78: Nightclubs.
79: Movies.
80: Film Festivals.
81: Sports and Fitness.
82: Children’s Paris.
83: Survival Guide.
84: Practical Information.
85: Personal Security and Health.
86: Banking and Local Currency.
87: Communications and Media.
88: Getting to Paris.
89: Arriving in Paris.
90: Getting Around Paris.
91: Traveling by Metro and RER.
92: Traveling by Bus.
93: Using SNCF Trains.
94: Traveling by Car.
95: Street Finder.
General Index.
Phrase Book.