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Pocket-sized travel guides featuring the very best routes and itineraries.

Discover the best of Paris with this indispensably practical Insight Explore Guide. From making sure you don't miss out on must-see attractions like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Latin Quarter and Montmartre, to discovering hidden gems, including Belleville, the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking routes will save you time, help you plan and enhance your visit to Paris.

Practical, pocket-sized and packed with inspirational insider information, this is the ideal on-the-move companion to your trip to Paris.

Over 20 walks and tours: detailed itineraries feature all the best places to visit, including where to eat along the way
Local highlights: discover what makes the area special, its top attractions and unique sights, and be inspired by stunning imagery
Insider recommendations: where to stay and what to do, from active pursuits to themed trips
Hand-picked places: find your way to great hotels, restaurants and nightlife using the comprehensive listings
Practical maps: get around with ease and follow the walks and tours using the detailed maps 
Informative tips: plan your visit with an A to Z of advice on everything from transport to tipping
Inventive design makes for an engaging, easy-reading experience
Covers: Iles St-Louis and de la Cité, the Louvre and Tuileries, the 7th arrondissement, the Champs-Elysées and Grands Boulevards, Beaubourg and Les Halles, the Marais and Bastille, the Latin Quarter, St-Germain, Montmartre, the Trocadéro, the Père Lachaise, Northeast Paris, Bercy and Vincennes, Western Paris, La Défense, Malmaison, Versailles, Fontainebleau, Giverny and Disneyland Paris.

About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.



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Date de parution 01 octobre 2019
Nombre de lectures 8
EAN13 9781839051807
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 3 Mo

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How To Use This E-Book

This Explore Guide has been produced by the editors of Insight Guides, whose books have set the standard for visual travel guides since 1970. With top- quality photography and authoritative recommendations, these guidebooks bring you the very best routes and itineraries in the world’s most exciting destinations.
Best Routes
The routes in this book provide something to suit all budgets, tastes and trip lengths. As well as covering the destination’s many classic attractions, the itineraries track lesser-known sights, and there are also ex cursions for those who want to extend their visit outside the city. The routes embrace a range of interests, so whether you are an art fan, a gourmet, a history buff or have kids to entertain, you will find an option to suit.
We recommend reading the whole of a route before setting out. This should help you to familiarise yourself with it and enable you to plan where to stop for refreshments – options are shown in the ‘Food and Drink’ box at the end of each tour.
The routes are set in context by this introductory section, giving an overview of the destination to set the scene, plus background information on food and drink, shopping and more, while a succinct history timeline highlights the key events over the centuries.
Also supporting the routes is a Directory chapter, with a clearly organised A–Z of practical information, our pick of where to stay while you are there and select restaurant listings; these eateries complement the more low-key cafés and restaurants that feature within the routes and are intended to offer a wider choice for evening dining. Also included here are some nightlife listings, plus a handy language guide and our recommendations for books and films about the destination.
Getting around the e-book
In the Table of Contents and throughout this e-book you will see hyperlinked references. Just tap a hyperlink once to skip to the section you would like to read. Practical information and listings are also hyperlinked, so as long as you have an external connection to the internet, you can tap a link to go directly to the website for more information.
All key attractions and sights mentioned in the text are numbered and cross-referenced to high-quality maps. Wherever you see the reference [map] just tap this to go straight to the related map. You can also double-tap any map for a zoom view.
You’ll find lots of beautiful high-resolution images that capture the essence of the destination. Simply double-tap on an image to see it full-screen.
© 2019 Apa Digital (CH) AG and Apa Publications (UK) Ltd

Table of Contents
Recommended routes for...
Art enthusiasts
Classic cafés
Escaping the crowds
Food and wine
Literary types
Parks and gardens
Explore Paris
River Seine
City layout
Traditional divides
Cultural scene
Architectural development
Gothic and Renaissance styles
Baroque and neoclassicism
The 19th century
Early 20th century
Later 20th century
The 21st century
Food and drink
Contemporary and international
Places to eat
High-end restaurants
Alcoholic beverages
Soft drinks and coffee
The shopping map
Couture and chains
Tradition and change
Galleries and passages
History: key dates
Early history
The middle ages
Renaissance and enlightenment
Revolution, empire and republic
20th century
21st century
The Islands
Pont Neuf
Statue of Henri IV
Place Dauphine
The Conciergerie
The Marché aux Fleurs
Île St-Louis
Island of Cows
Quai d’Anjou
Louvre and Tuileries
Louvre background
Artists move in
Public museum
Grand projects
The pyramid
Latest developments
Tour of the museum
The medieval Louvre
Egyptian and classical antiquities and Italian sculpture
French sculpture
French masterpieces
Mona Lisa
Other first-floor highlights
French and Dutch painting
Other museums
Break for lunch
The Tuileries
Public park
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Sculpture garden
Hexagonal pool
The Orangerie
Basement gallery
Jeu de Paume
Centre National de la Photographie
The 7th
Quai Branly
Champs de Mars
Les Invalides
Musée Rodin
Musée d’Orsay
Champs-Élysées and Grands Boulevards
Arc de Triomphe
Grand and Petit Palais
Palais de la Découverte
Place de la Concorde
The Madeleine
Grands Boulevards
Place Vendôme
Palais Royal
Beaubourg and Les Halles
Centre Pompidou
The architecture
Entrance and services
The permanent collection
Studio Brancusi, IRCAM and Stravinsky Fountain
Red lights
Les Halles
Tour Jean Sans Peur
Around Place René-Cassin
Bourse de Commerce
Astrologer’s column
Fontaine du Trahoir
Marais and Bastille
Hôtel de Ville
The Marais
Hôtel de Soubise and Hôtel de Rohan
Lunch options and shopping
Musée Cognacq-Jay
Musée National Picasso
Hôtel Carnavalet
Jewish Quarter
Hôtel de Sully
Place des Vosges
Maison de Victor Hugo
Place de la Bastille
Opéra National de la Bastille
The fashionable east
The Latin quarter
Jardin des Plantes
Museum of Mineralogy and Geology
The zoo
Mosquée de Paris
Arènes de Lutèce
Rue Mouffetard
Towards the Panthéon
The Panthéon
The Sorbonne
Musée de Cluny
Towards the Seine
Square René Viviani
Rue de la Huchette
Historic quarter
Le Procope
Boulevard St-Germain
Musée Delacroix
Towards St-Sulpice
Jardin du Luxembourg
Les Abbesses
Place St-Pierre
Place du Tertre
Dalí Museum
The original bistro
Musée de Montmartre
The displays
Castle of the Mists
Renoir’s windmill
Studio 28
Rue Lepic
The Moulin Rouge
Palais Galliera – Musée de la Mode
Musée Guimet
Palais de Chaillot
Père Lachaise
Cemetery tour
Artists and writers
Mur des Fédérés
Lunch stop
Passage Plantin
Parc de Belleville
Rue Rébeval
Butte Bergeyre
Place du Colonel-Fabien
Northeast Paris
Canal cruise
Going underground
Hôtel du Nord
Rotonde de la Villette
Parc de la Villette
Cité des Sciences
The park
Philharmonie de Paris
Cimetière de la Villette
Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
Russian church
Back to central Paris
Bercy and Vincennes
Bois de Vincennes
Bois de Vincennes and Parc Floral
Château de Vincennes
Bercy Village
‘New’ Left Bank
Western Paris
Musée du Vin
Maison de Balzac
Radio France
Alternative routes
Architecture tour
Art nouveau
Musée Marmottan Monet
Parks and gardens
Bois de Boulogne
La Défense
New developments
Grande Arche
Royal Axis and impressive statistics
Sculpture park
Country retreat and office
Tour of the château
First and second floors
The garden
Other attractions
Louis XIV
Official court residence
The main palace
Trianons and hameau
Grand Trianon
Petit Trianon and Hameau
The gardens and park
Fountain displays
Palace evolution
Palace tour
First floor
Ground floor
The garden
Back to town
Fondation Monet
The house
The garden
Musée des Impressionnismes
Disneyland Paris
The main park
Walt Disney Studios
Disney Village
The Islands
Louvre, Tuileries and Concorde
Opéra and Grands Boulevards
Champs-Élysées, Trocadéro and West
The east and northeast
The Latin quarter and St-Germain
The 7th
The Islan

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