- Series: Encounter Travel Guide
- Paperback: 232 pages
- Publisher: Lonely Planet; 2 Min Pap/ edition (March 1, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1740598482
- ISBN-13: 978-1740598484
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 4.2 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,604,251 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lonely Planet Paris Encounter (Encounter Travel Guide) Paperback – March 1, 2009
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"...a complete city guide boiled down to its essences, a sort of text-messaged guidebook with photos and quotes from locals geared to a savvy weekend visitor." --Chicago Tribune, August 5, 2007 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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When I travel, I want insider information, and accuracy. This book provides neither. Example: The once-famous Le Caveau jazz club (recommended as one of "the best," per this book) is an overpriced tourist trap, that claims to present jazz, but its music is anything but. Prepare to spend $20 euros on lousy beer and corked wine. Or, better yet, just avoid anything this book recommends. The "Amelie Cafe"? (les deux moulins) -- bad coffee, lousy service. skip it. Yes, I know Europe is different, but every other place we visited had better wine, coffee, etc.
Avoid lonely planet. And while you're at it, skip the "let's go" series, too. We did far better with Frommer's, and Access is always on the ball, but Access tends to recommend the higher-ticket items/places.
It's broken up into easy-to-understand sections, based on the most popular Paris neighborhoods. The easy-to-read maps are also wonderful, as they show the best in restaurants, museums, shops and more, and clearly ID Metro stops that make getting around Paris a breeze.
Finally, it's the perfect size--it easily fits into a cargo pocket or back pocket of a pair of jeans...no bulky book here.
I only wish Lonely Planet would publish more cities in this format, especially Rome. But if Paris is on your agenda, you must buy this book!