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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.
Paris! What can I say- planning 2019 trip to Paris!!
The Lonely Planet does the best job!
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...
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.
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...
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.
Great guide to parisI 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.
Solid overview of Paris, as far as I can tell. Really geared towards first-time visitors, which is not the case with all guide books (though it seems like it should be?). I guess everyone goes to Paris multiple times but don't need the guide book later? I don't know.
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.
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.
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.
Good for: foodie tips and restaurants, hotels
Useful, but I feel like the Kindle format leaves something to be desired particularly when it comes to maps or diagrams.
First time in Paris for Nicky T
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.
Helpful but surface level
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.
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...
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 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...
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.
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.
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).
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!
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?
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.
Good maps of Paris. These authors have expensive taste for restaurants. Their cheap eats aren't cheap. The hostels they picked were ok, but would have preferred if they listed which had wifi.
I prefer the Rick Steves guides, but this is a decent guide.
It was just so wonderfully written that I wanted to see everything in Paris.