All the fabled sights of the City of Lights are here, from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre, with detailed information on how best to visit (purchase a museum pass, for instance, for the best price into museums). Readers will also discover a plethora of lesser known sights (secret Parisian parks and the ultra chic Avenue Montaigne among them), as well as popular excursions, including the marvelous palace of Versailles and the medieval village of Provins. . The guide also includes mapped walking tours (strolls around the Old Marais, Grands Boulevards, and Montparnasse); detailed features on history, culture, and contemporary life; and 3-D illustrations. An in-depth chapter describes Paris's history and culture, and a detailed back section features practical information, including how to get around, an extensive listing of handpicked hotels and restaurants, and select activities and entertainment options.
Aimed at active travelers who want authentic, enriching, cultural experiences and expert advice from a trustworthy source, National Geographic Travelers provide ways for people to experience a place rather than just visit, and give the true feel of each destination not easily found online.