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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Paris is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stroll through the iconic cityscape; marvel at the abundance of museums bursting with masterpieces; or savour the moment at a Parisian brasserie; all with your trusted travel c Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Paris is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stroll through the iconic cityscape; marvel at the abundance of museums bursting with masterpieces; or savour the moment at a Parisian brasserie; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Paris and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Paris: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, fashion, architecture, music, art, film, literature Free, convenient pull-out Paris map (included in print version), plus over 45 colour maps Covers Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysees, Louvre, Les Halles, Montmartre, Le Marais, Menilmontant, Belleville, Bastille, Ile de la Cite, Ile St-Louis, Latin Quarter, St-Germain, Les Invalides, Montparnasse and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Paris , our most comprehensive guide to Paris, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for just the highlights of Paris? Check out Pocket Paris, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet.

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Paris is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stroll through the iconic cityscape; marvel at the abundance of museums bursting with masterpieces; or savour the moment at a Parisian brasserie; all with your trusted travel c Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Paris is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stroll through the iconic cityscape; marvel at the abundance of museums bursting with masterpieces; or savour the moment at a Parisian brasserie; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Paris and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Paris: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, fashion, architecture, music, art, film, literature Free, convenient pull-out Paris map (included in print version), plus over 45 colour maps Covers Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysees, Louvre, Les Halles, Montmartre, Le Marais, Menilmontant, Belleville, Bastille, Ile de la Cite, Ile St-Louis, Latin Quarter, St-Germain, Les Invalides, Montparnasse and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Paris , our most comprehensive guide to Paris, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for just the highlights of Paris? Check out Pocket Paris, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet.

30 review for Lonely Planet Paris

  1. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    Useful, readable guide filled with attraction, restaurant and shopping recommendations. I would have liked to see more extensive practical tips, especially for the novice traveler, who is not necessarily fluent in French. A good companion to this guide is Rick Steves' Paris Guide, as well as a travel-oriented French phrase book.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Susan White-Riggs

    Paris! What can I say- planning 2019 trip to Paris!!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Margaret Dee

    The Lonely Planet does the best job!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Ahmed Nabil

    I got the book as a gift by redeeming Vodafone loyalty points and it was the only Paris guide in stock. The guide has way too many listings for eating, drinking, shopping and accomodation at the expense of more important information on the arrondissements and their points of interest. Also, for a travel guide, the book is severely lacking in photos and illustrations; you either have to use your imagination or Google. If you want a good travel guide to Paris, try the DK Eyewitness series istead.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jeff Beardsley

    My family and I are long-time travelers around the globe, and have developed definite opinions of travel guides over the years. Along with planning travel over the internet, we've basically settled on two different guides to take with us as we go. The Eyewitness Travel Guides are my preference for advanced planning and reading on a particular destination. The Lonely Planet Guides are perfect for our travels while we are on the road. Lonely Planet fills in many of the details that Eyewitness leav My family and I are long-time travelers around the globe, and have developed definite opinions of travel guides over the years. Along with planning travel over the internet, we've basically settled on two different guides to take with us as we go. The Eyewitness Travel Guides are my preference for advanced planning and reading on a particular destination. The Lonely Planet Guides are perfect for our travels while we are on the road. Lonely Planet fills in many of the details that Eyewitness leaves off the pages of their travel guides. Eyewitness gives us the visual for where we are heading, Lonely Planet gives us the filler. Between the two, we've settled on a routine that has suited us well for our travel purposes. Highly recommended!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Emi Bevacqua

    This book was invaluable on our trip to Paris last year! However, this year when we spent a week in Picardy (an hour outside Paris) I was sad none of the awesome places we visited were featured as a daytrip. I know Lonely Planet works its butt off in a world of constant changes and in competition with social media it's impossible to fit in every thing everybody loves everywhere, but even though there are millions of sites that give travel info, I still love this series and want it to stay curren This book was invaluable on our trip to Paris last year! However, this year when we spent a week in Picardy (an hour outside Paris) I was sad none of the awesome places we visited were featured as a daytrip. I know Lonely Planet works its butt off in a world of constant changes and in competition with social media it's impossible to fit in every thing everybody loves everywhere, but even though there are millions of sites that give travel info, I still love this series and want it to stay current and robust!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

    Highly recommended travel guide, for its exhaustive lists, helpful and up-to-date information, and thoughtful recommendations. Small enough, and current enough, to tote along on your travels. Although it is a travel guide, it also includes short chapters about “Paris Today,” (plans for the 2024 Summer Olympics; recent attention to greener living); “Paris History;” and fashion, architecture, literature, and the arts. For anyone interested in Paris the guide serves as rather entertaining reading.

  8. 5 out of 5

    donna giaquinto

    Great guide to paris I always rely on lonely planet to help me plan my next independent travels. Extremely informative and up to date info. Lonely planet Paris travelled with me and helped me plan and navigate a large city like Paris.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Grace

    2017 edition. I checked out this Frommer's, Paris in Stride, Fodor's and Rough Guide and found the LP most helpful. Good walking tours and interesting information.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne Reymer

    Guide book. Used in combination with some covering all of France. Can't say I used a lot of the recommendations. But I found it useful for orientation and background.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Tasha

    Good for: foodie tips and restaurants, hotels

  12. 4 out of 5

    Alyssa W

    A gateway book to learning more about Paris. Not the end all be all by any means, but a great jumping off point for anyone that's planning a trip to the city.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Genevieve Burgess

    Useful, but I feel like the Kindle format leaves something to be desired particularly when it comes to maps or diagrams.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Malcolm

    First time in Paris for Nicky T

  15. 4 out of 5

    Mondakranta

    Gosh, it's been so good reading this, and not getting lost in all the paraphernalia of things to do in Paris. Time taking but worth it. Something for every type of traveller out there.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Tessa

    Helpful but surface level

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    I got lucky enough to talk to people have been, that google and writing out a plan made me not need this as a reference.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sharon

    What I love most about the Lonely Planet guidebooks is that they provide information written by locals, sharing favorite locations and tips for getting around the cities. They also provide information from experienced travelers about a great many matters. The Paris city guide is no exception. There are lots of restaurant tips, great maps, detailed information on the major sites and great ideas for things to do off the beaten path. We leave for our trip a week from today, and I'm very excited about What I love most about the Lonely Planet guidebooks is that they provide information written by locals, sharing favorite locations and tips for getting around the cities. They also provide information from experienced travelers about a great many matters. The Paris city guide is no exception. There are lots of restaurant tips, great maps, detailed information on the major sites and great ideas for things to do off the beaten path. We leave for our trip a week from today, and I'm very excited about it. But this book raised an issue that has become something of a peeve for me about Paris guidebooks. It's divided by a neighborhood concept that doesn't always work. For example, Place de la Republique is in the 11th arrondissement (administrative area). I've only seen one book (not this one) divided by arrondissement, which allows you to easily find a given item on a map. This book puts the Place de la Republique either in the southern part of Canal St. Martin or the northern part of Marais, depending on which map or section of the guidebook you look at. To add further to the confusion, though, the 11th is considered part of Bastille/Eastern Paris. For a new traveler who does not know Bercy from Belleville, this makes trip planning a little difficult. I would recommend combining information from this book with a book that is organized by arrondissement to get a better understanding of the city layout.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Libby

    I initially gave this book 4 stars because it's your standard travel book, which is helpful, right? I thought the history section was concise and helpful, and of course Lonely Planet has loads of unique suggestions, even helpful tips on where to enter the right buildings on the right days. HOWEVER, we stayed in Montparnasse thanks to a cheap hotel deal, and we were hugely disappointed in the restaurants they suggested. Most of them in the section were actually not for Montparnasse but more like C I initially gave this book 4 stars because it's your standard travel book, which is helpful, right? I thought the history section was concise and helpful, and of course Lonely Planet has loads of unique suggestions, even helpful tips on where to enter the right buildings on the right days. HOWEVER, we stayed in Montparnasse thanks to a cheap hotel deal, and we were hugely disappointed in the restaurants they suggested. Most of them in the section were actually not for Montparnasse but more like Chinatown, those that were there were still a real trek, and if they weren't they were fairly pricey. We wound up not trying any of their suggestions, but instead found places by wandering, which is, frankly, the best way to do it. And what fantastic places we found, all within about 15-20 min of Tour Montparnasse, which isn't the most tranquil part of Paris, but nevertheless has lots to offer! And we were shocked the first place we went, Le Petit Sommelier, wasn't on the list. So, Lonely Planet, step it up a little for those less tourist-driven spots!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Stacey

    I have already read lots of Paris travel guides so this one didn't tell me anything I didn't already know but here are a few things I did like about it: * Comprehensive guides to neighbourhoods, not just arrondissiments * recommends range of businesses from € to €€€€ (ie. doesn't tell you Louis Vuitton is the only "best" place to go for purses! Some of them direct you to the most expensive hotels, restaurants, stores, etc.); * gives you a nice assortment of attractions from the "big stuff" to som I have already read lots of Paris travel guides so this one didn't tell me anything I didn't already know but here are a few things I did like about it: * Comprehensive guides to neighbourhoods, not just arrondissiments * recommends range of businesses from € to €€€€ (ie. doesn't tell you Louis Vuitton is the only "best" place to go for purses! Some of them direct you to the most expensive hotels, restaurants, stores, etc.); * gives you a nice assortment of attractions from the "big stuff" to some off the beaten path stuff. Where this guide really fails for me is with the maps. The maps at the beginning of each section only show a handful of streets and the main fold-out map at the back is perhaps the worst I've seen in all the guidebooks I've looked at.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Zoltán Kelemen

    mental note to myself: travel guides on Kindle are cr*p if you intend to actually use them while sightseeing. Never do that again. While you may be lulled into thinking, "oh and I will be able to search and zoom and whatnot", forget it. useless. Just get a book or a map. Or both. Or a friend to show you around. Not too great otherwise either. Maps don't load properly, the layout is lost, pictures and pages break on the reader etc. Just say No.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Marion

    I have always loved Lonely Planet guides and I found this one to be excellent. I've read a considerable amount about Paris, but found that this guide has some very useful information. I love that, throughout the guide, there are little boxes of random facts, stories, suggestions, and information. I'm definitely glad I picked this up for another perspective on visiting Paris.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Keill

    As comprehensive and detailed as you would expect from Lonely Planet, although in my opinion they're not as good as they used to be. Some interesting stuff on history, culture and literature (if a little too vague for my liking), but don't buy it for the 'fold out map', which is poor and only gives you part of the metro system. Quatre etoiles pour ce livre.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jenny

    I love lonely planet guides, but this one was disappointing. Where's the random historical fact? And, why are all the maps at the back completely segregated from the arrondissement descriptions? Who wants to flip back and forth?

  25. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    I really like this guide-- it is detailed enough to provide weeks of new and exciting things to see, even for an extended stay. I literally read it cover to cover, which should be an indicator of its goodness (or my nerdiness).

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ietrio

    A guide like any other guide. The advice given is just to look smart to the reader and waste some more pages not filled with photos. The 'tu' vs 'vous' difference should be known by anyone who can speak French. Not knowing French one doesn't need to make the difference.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jeffrey Sylvester

    Excellent guide per usual for this series. I am, however, a little disappointed with the lack of medieval history in Paris but that isn't Lonely Planet's fault! I highly recommend any of the numerous Lonely Planet guides I have read and employed. 4 stars for Lonely Planet!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

    I used this on my honeymoon in France. I prefer the Rick Steves guides, but this is a decent guide nonetheless.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Donna

    This is a travel guide.... interesting. I bet the food ideas will become dated though.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Westerville

    Comprehensive. -Tamara, Computer Services Reserve a library copy.

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