*2015 (5TH EDITION)*
INCLUDES A SECTION ON TAKING A SIDE TRIP FROM LONDON TO PARIS & A WHIRLWIND DAY PARIS TOUR
This 5th edition is packed with even more tips for saving time, money + hassle in Paris and includes the itinerary for a one day whirlwind Paris side trip from London (yes, it can be done if you follow the strategic plan!).
This guide was compiled by a Paris tour company operator, and is the result of touring English-speaking visitors around the City of Light since 2004. The book answers important questions such as:
-What is the best way to get to/from the airport?
-What is the best arrondissement to stay in?
-How to pick a good hotel?
-How best to rent a furnished apartment instead of a hotel?
-What to bring to Paris?
-Is it safe to take the metro and what are other safety measures for travelers?
The guide also answers questions you may not have even known to ask as the sub-title suggests: "Everything You Need to Know About Paris But Didn't Know To Ask." Practical Paris is short and sweet, and goes into the nitty-gritty, ‘what do I need to know in order to book my Paris holiday’ focus that most travelers are looking for.
Save time, hassle and needless expense and make the most of your precious stay in Paris -- the research is done for you and presented in one handy guide that can be read in a just a couple of hours!
**BONUS** Included exclusively for our wonderful readers is a Useful Links webpage that is conveniently sorted in alphabetical order for easy, quick reference. You will want to bookmark this page and refer to it often. Pages open to English sites wherever possible.
What People Are Saying . . . . .
*****NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC loves this guide! National Geographic author and US Travel Authority Marybeth Bond has used this guide on trips to Paris. She included in her latest book our Top 100 Myths About Paris from the Practical Paris guidebook and check out other references on Pages 42, 43, 49, 52 and 53. Download Best Girlfriends Getaways Worldwide (a National Geographic book) written by our favorite travel diva, Marybeth Bond.
*****MORE USA MAGAZINE From "Reinvent Yourself Abroad" article, February 2011 print magazine edition
... "Then she leveraged the business by writing a guidebook, Practical Paris, and created shopping guides in app format. An explorer by nature, she still travels extensively, but the City of Light is her beacon: "Whenever I leave Paris, I feel this strong pang in my heart."
*****VISION 2000 TRAVEL GROUP
The Practical Paris guide is a must-read for our Women’s Travel Connection members before we head off to Paris for our annual trip. Reading the guide is like having ‘Karen the tour guide’ right alongside. Her insider knowledge is invaluable to us. Cathy Scott (Now Chief Exploration Officer for Niche Travel, http://nichetravel.ca)
Submitted by ACanadianGuy, Ontario: Insider tip – if you are looking for an excellent guidebook on Paris, I can recommend Practical Paris by Karen Henrich of Nuit Blanche Tours. She’s a Canadian who has lived in Paris for several years and points out valuable insights usually not seen in other guidebooks.
Article Excerpt titled "Paris, France" (P. 36) by Marybeth Bond
…she introduced us to a great street "marche" in a residential section of southern Paris. The market is near the Convention Metro stop and operates in the street on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 9 AM to around 1 PM. Look for the stalls lining the streets selling food, flowers, clothes, shoes, bags and all sorts of things at very low prices.