Author(s): Marco Polo
Experience all of Paris's attractions with this up-to date, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Most holidaymakers want to have fun and feel telexed from the moment they arrive at their holiday destination - that's what Marco Polo Guides are all about. Find hotels and restaurants, check out the city's trendiest places, night life hotspots and discover its wonderful shops and what you can do on a limited budget. Also contains: the Perfect Day, Festivals & Events, Travel Tips, Links, Blogs, Apps & more, French phrasebook and index. There can hardly be another world city that is so glamorous and can boast so many interesting buildings. Paris is a multicultural city, since time immemorial a magnet for intellectuals and artists, as well as a symbol of elegance and joie de vivre. MARCO POLO Paris leads you through the French capital, a city that has managed to retain its own special flair. This practical pocket-sized guide takes you along its grand boulevards, introduces you to the distinctive atmosphere of each quarter and invites you to explore. The Insider Tips reveal an ideal place for a picnic (on an island right in the heart of the city) and where everyone meets up on market day. The Best Of pages highlight what's exclusively true of Paris, recommend places to go for free, have tips for rainy days and where you can relax and unwind. Panels in each chapter suggest things to do if you're on a tight budget and where to pick up some real bargains. Explore the city and make discoveries along both banks of the Seine. With the City Walks you can follow in the footsteps of philosophers, writers and artists, whilst the Dos & Don'ts point out some of the things you need to be aware of and watch out for when visiting the city. MARCO POLO Paris provides comprehensive coverage of the city. To help you find your way around there's a detailed street atlas inside, a useful Metro map in the backcover, plus a handy pull-out map. A must-have for all travellers, including those who haven't bought a travel guide in the past.
Wanderlust Magazine: You've got to applaud Marco Polo's chutzpah to launch 30 new city/island guidebooks into an already pretty crowded market. Aiming to occupy the middle ground between the context-heavy luggage fillers and the context-free thinner volumes, the main USPs of these user-friendly guides are the plentiful 'Insider tips' dotted around each edition, the maps they're packaged with, and the pocket cheering price (GBP5.99 each). Complete with near-magazine style features, they're certainly a less intimidating proposition than some of the big wedges on offer.