Best Paris Travel Guide Books

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Anytime you travel abroad, it’s always best to have a quick reference on hand – something to help guide you through the cities and to the best attractions, shopping, hotels, and restaurants. Paris is no exception. With a city this big, and with so much to see and do, a travel guide book is a must have. We did some research for you and have some of the best and most informative guides listed below:

Lonely Planet Paris City Guide

(4 and a half out of 5 stars on Amazon)

Where to Buy: http://www.amazon.com/Paris-City-Guide-ebook/dp/B00AR2MS1A/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1360109755&sr=8-4&keywords=lonely+planet+paris

Lonely Planet Description: “Paris has a timeless familiarity for first-time and frequent visitors, with more architectural icons than any other city along with glorious food, stylish shopping and priceless artistic treasures.” – Catherine Le Nevez, Lonely Planet Writer

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Inside This Book…
Full color guide
Free pull-out city map
350+ top dining experiences
100 of the best places to stay
12 awe-inspiring panoramas
3 museums devoted to fashion
1 gold flying carpet
Comprehensive map section
Feature coverage of top sights
Range of planning tools
In-depth background on Paris architecture

 

Fodor’s Paris 2013 Travel Guide

(4 and a half stars out of 5 on Amazon)

Where to Buy: http://www.amazon.com/Fodors-Paris-Full-color-Travel-Guide/dp/0307929280/ref=sr_1_3_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360109893&sr=1-3&keywords=paris+travel+guide

Fodor’s Description: Expanded Coverage: Paris is always changing, and this edition captures the City of Light’s hottest new restaurants and hotels.

Illustrated Features: Rich color features help travelers make the most of top experiences, from visiting awe-inspiring Notre-Dame and Versailles to seeing top artwork in the Musee du Louvre and exploring the Seine on foot or by boat. Restaurant and shopping spotlights highlight the best options in each neighborhood.

Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Paris’s top attractions and museums are broken down at a glance, as are the top itineraries, best bets for restaurants and lodging, and what to do with kids or without. Each neighborhood has a convenient overview with highlights and practical advice for getting around and planning a visit. The pull-out city map, complete with Metro map, includes top attractions, nearby dining, and great walks.

Discerning Recommendations:  Fodor’s Paris 2013 offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife.  “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.

TripAdvisor Reviews: Our experts’ hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from TripAdvisor. Travelers can book their Paris stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut.

 

Frommer’s Paris 2013

(4 and a half out of 5 stars on Amazon)

Where to Buy: http://www.amazon.com/Frommers-Paris-2013-Color-Complete/dp/1118287649/ref=sr_1_6_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360109893&sr=1-6&keywords=paris+travel+guide

Frommer’s Description:

  • Full-color throughout.
  • Free full-color, foldout map.
  • Completely updated every year.
  • Insider advice on avoiding the crowds as you explore some of Paris’s greatest gems, from the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower. Plus tips for exploring some of Paris’s more offbeat sights, from the eerie Catacombs to the avant-garde Palais de Tokyo museum.
  • Where to find everything from the coolest neo-bistros to the most gourmet Michelin-starred French restaurants. Plus, recommendations for the hippest wine bars and the best food markets, from the Marché d’Aligre to the grand, upscale food halls of Fauchon.
  • Insightful commentary on Paris’s dazzling array of art and architectural masterpieces, from the Cathedrale de Notre-Dame to the Arc de Triomphe, and from Rodin’s The Thinker to Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
  • Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations–they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way.
  • Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity–no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people.
  • User-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.