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Top Customer Reviews
The book's restaurant recommendations are excellent. The advice and info on attractions really helped us in terms of planning our daily itineraries. The money (and time) saving tips were also very helpful. My only regret is that I did not take the Professor's advice when selecting my hotel.
I think this book is a big improvement over those "traditional" travel guides and I heartily rate "The Traveling Professor's Guide to Paris" as a "buy".
One of the best aspects is that I was able to read this book while on the plane heading to Paris, and, in the two or so hours that it took me to read it, I already had a good idea of where we might like to go without having done any research beforehand and well before the wheels of the plane touched the runway. My wife was reading the Fodor's manual for days, which, although filled with a lot of in-depth helpful information, didn't have some of the extremely useful information that this book has, such as which Museums take Museum Passes (which will save you a lot of time standing in lines) and comments on how to get along with the locals.
The information cabout interacting with Parisians was short, but very helpful. We followed the advice throughout our trip, and everyone was very helpful and polite in return. We watched a waiter (who had been very polite with us) give a nasty tongue-lashing to the tourist in front of us who was not following the same protocol.
There are a few drawbacks to the book, such as the lack of any maps. I would recommend buying Fodor's to conduct some more in-depth research of the sites that seem interesting from an initial read-through of Mr. Solosky's book, as well as to map out the locations and how to access the sites by public transportation. But for what this book is -- which is apparently meant to serve as a brief but fairly comprehensive overview for someone with limited time -- this book is definitely worth the time and money. I recommend this book for anyone who has never been to Paris before, and for those who have been but were not able to see nearly close to everything that Paris has to offer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well written, short descriptions, logical layout, great overview, wonderful refresher.
I have been to Paris several times but not recently. Read more
This book was alright, I bought it in anticipation of my trip to Paris.
It helped some in the overall scheme of layout but needs to be updated.
Helped us to understand many things that we didn't about being Americans in Paris. Would buy updated version for next trip. Wonderful!Published on November 23, 2013 by Catherine
In anticipation of my Eurotrip this summer, a friend recommended "The Traveling Professor." It's not as in-depth about the city as the DK guidebooks, but, what I appreciate... Read morePublished on January 17, 2013 by Ashley K.
I did pay a lot of attention to this book on the plane, but once I got to Paris, I think I used it as a reference once or twice. There are other way better travel books out there. Read morePublished on February 29, 2012 by Melinda Lucas
The book was not a bad quick introduction to what could be an intimidating city. I would probably only recommend it for people unfamiliar with travel to Europe and with European... Read morePublished on September 10, 2011 by Christine C
This book is primarily short paragraphs that are superficial and unhelpful in planning a trip to Paris. It's more of a catalog of websites. Read morePublished on May 18, 2011 by Aurora
This book gave succinct helpful info on traveling in Paris and hotel info. You can even email the author and he will respond quickly!!Published on May 17, 2011 by Book Lover Too