- Series: Rick Steves
- Paperback: 712 pages
- Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing; 2012 Edition edition (November 29, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1612380069
- ISBN-13: 978-1612380063
- Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 4.5 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #624,623 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rick Steves' Paris 2012 Paperback – November 29, 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
Here are the problems with the way it's been published for Kindle:
Color maps are completely unreadable--grey blurry with no legible words at all--in black and white format.
Regular maps which presumably are in black and white in the book but are on 2 pages are readable but barely, and they are of course put onto 2 consecutive pages, but without any indication that it's the second half of the first page--words (and roads) trail off and are difficult to locate on the continuation page. While you can increase the size of type in text, you could not enlarge the maps (and if you could have, they would have been really blurry, as I discovered when I used a magnifying glass to try to read what was on there).
Navigating the book is really difficult. On my trip, I met a couple who had 2 versions of the book--the wife had the paperback version and the husband had the Kindle version. They agreed that they could not get along with just the Kindle version. Anytime I wanted to go to a specific section, I had to go all the way back to the Table of Contents, try to remember under which chapter/section title the information I wanted was, and go there. You couldn't search the book, you couldn't even search the index, which was not very good anyway in terms of finding something.Read more ›
I will buy this book again when we visit Paris in the future.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great book. Lots of helpful info and facts. Made my trip to Paris very enjoyable. I like knowing a lot about a place before I go. Rick Steve's never lets you down.Published 9 months ago by John D. Mitchel
We made our hotel plans using Rick Steves' Paris. Also planned our itinerary using it!Published 17 months ago by katherine vacca
Another great book by Rick Steves'. Rick just nails it. Perfect travel book.Published 17 months ago by D. Vaughan
I did the walk in Paris and Montmartre. Both were amazing, you never get lost and go to everywhere without missing the most importan sights of the cities.Published 19 months ago by Andrea
Has all the maps. I used only his book to do self-tours in Paris and all over France (his France book). I went to France by myself, not knowing a lick of French. Read morePublished on February 24, 2014 by Dealinthebag
I read the book but haven't had a chance to use it yet. Hope it's helpful when we make a trip to Paris.Published on February 14, 2014 by Kimberly Dinh