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Product Details

  • Paperback: 156 pages
  • Publisher: Hachette Livre Editions Du Chene (August 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2812304650
  • ISBN-13: 978-2812304651
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #441,379 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Quirky and charming, with adorable illustrations by Kanako Kuno, My Little Paris is the perfect gift for any woman who loves Paris, and is sure to supply many an address for her “Next Trip” list. - France Today

About the Author

Fany Péchiodat is the founder of My Little Paris, Amandine Péchiodat the chief-editor, Anne-Flore Brunet the publisher, Catherine Taret the chief of the project and chief-editor of the book, Ana Webanck the project-assistant, Céline Orjubin the marketing manager, Mademoiselle Lilly the artistic manager and Kanako Kuno the illustrator.

Customer Reviews

It's beautifully put together and full of fun illustrations.
WithBowsOnTop
If you want to find out the of way places from a frequent visitor, this is not the book for that.
JPC
I will feel a bit more confident when I land and start my adventure.
Linda A. Wilson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By ParisBreakfast on November 1, 2011
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I have no idea what the previous reviewer was expecting but I found MY LITTLE PARIS a delight and a must have. I even bought it in French sight unseen. I'm a daily subscriber to their newsletter, a kind of 'Daily Candy' for Paris so I was hooked right off.
It's written with Parisians in mind not us and dishes all the dirt on where to thread your eyebrows, fix your place up super-Parisian, have dinner in a one-table resturant, pretend you are a connoisseur, attend a crazy trial (yep you read right), dress like a VIP, rediscover forgotten veggies (Oh yes please), turn your kids into little Picassos, laugh out loud(?), be a guinea pig for a future 3-star-chef etc. bla bla bla.
Try out their newsletter first if you're not convinced.
Altogether a delight.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By WithBowsOnTop on December 3, 2011
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I'm going to start this review by saying that this book is not your typical guide book. You're not going to find out which restaurants are better and which hotels are cheaper. Instead, you will learn something about Paris that most guide books don't mention. The book is full of different tips about Paris - unique places to eat (a restaurant that has only one table??), unique things to do (fish pedicure, anyone?), unusual things to buy (knitted hats and scarves by a grandma of your choice), etc. If you've been to Paris and done tourist-y things but want to do something different on your next trip, or you're planning your first trip to Paris and want to do your own thing, this is the book for you. But even if you don't plan on going to Paris any time soon but still want to learn a few interesting things about beautiful Paris, you, too, will find this book useful. It's beautifully put together and full of fun illustrations.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JPC on July 19, 2012
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I lived in Paris as a college student and have been many times for short layovers as a flight attendant. I went for two weeks with my son to take some classes. I wanted to find hidden shops or cafes that I had not already seen. I always take Rick Steve's Paris with me even though I feel like I know the city quite well. His books are wonderful for travel. If you want to find out the of way places from a frequent visitor, this is not the book for that. It list the things that you should do and one of them is basically have sex there. Don't need a book to remind me that Paris is a romantic city but I found this book uninformative and distasteful. Don't buy this book unless you just want to know what the author likes to do there...and none of the suggestions were worth the price of the book. I am still looking for a wonderful insiders guide.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By firebird9999 on July 31, 2012
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Having just taken my first trip to Paris, I found this book in the apartment we stayed in and ordered it when we got back to the States. Love this book. It's fun to read and has some good ideas for travelers to Paris. Wish I had known about it before our trip.
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This book is simply tres magnifique!

First, if you are looking for a boring, run of the mill travel guide that compares cafes and tells you what sneakers are the most comfortable to stomp around the l'arc de triomphe in, then this book is not what you are looking for. However, if you are seeking a charming peek into feminine, Parisienne culture and the tucked away fancies that the French themselves would snag up in a heartbeat then this is the book you want. Think Audrey Hepburn, not Rick Steves. The truth is, this book appeals to those with distinct taste and who want to create a litle ooh la la magic in every detail of their lives. Where else would you find authors who recommends a subscription for handwritten letters from strangers as a way to improve your French. (These are the little somethings found both in their book and newsletters.) I have been to Paris several times, and this book helps me keep the Parisienne spirit alive whether in LA or Paris. In fact I even rented an adorable flat recommended by the newsletter, and it was the most sparkling trip yet! Buy this book and be smitten.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nancy B. on January 24, 2015
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This book is fine. It become outdated very quickly. Check out their website instead.
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There are good little "secret" spots, but the locations did not seem too practical or maybe I was just expecting something different from the information that was going to be offered. I would recommend this book to a person who has traveled to Paris many times and needed a fresh look at the city and not for a first time visitor.
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Being a true Francophile, this book would appeal to me no matter what. No, really,it was well written and added to my store of information concerning Paris, the city I rank as one of the best in the World. Hopefully, a trip back to the area is in the near future and I can visit many new places.
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