A walker's guide to Paris, taking us through its past, present and possible futures Eric Hazan, author of the acclaimed Invention of Paris, takes the reader on a walk from Ivry to Saint-Denis, roughly following the meridian that divides Paris into east and west, and passing such familiar landmarks as the Luxembourg Gardens, the Pompidou Centre, the Gare du Nord and Montmartre, as well as forgotten alleyways and arcades. Weaving historical anecdotes, geographical observations, and literary references, Hazan's walk guides us through an unknown Paris. With the aid of maps, he delineates the most fascinating and forgotten parts of the city's past and present. Planning and modernization have accelerated the erasure of its revolutionary history, yet through walking and observation, Hazan shows how we can regain our knowledge of the city of Robespierre, the Commune, Sartre, and the May '68 uprising. Drawing on his own life story, as surgeon, publisher and social critic, Hazan vividly illustrates the interplay and concord between a city and the personality it forms.
The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this iconic city. Admire Old Masters at the Louvre, enjoy the view from the Eiffel Tower or take a trip to Versailles: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within colour-coded chapters. Discover the best of Paris with this indispensable travel guide. Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Paris: - Over 40 colour maps, and a map of the metro and regional express railway, help you navigate with ease - Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need - Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Paris, designed for every interest and budget - Illustrations and floorplans show the insideof the Musée d'Orsay, Notre-Dame, the Panthéon and more - Colour photographs of Paris's historic sights, museums, churches, parks and more - Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Ile de la Cité and Ile St-Louis; the Marais; Beaubourg and Les Halles; Tuileries Quarter; St-Germain-des-Prés; the Latin Quarter; the Jardin des Plantes Quarter; the Luxembourg Quarter; Montparnasse; Invalides and the Eiffel Tower Quarter; the Chaillot Quarter; Champs-Elysées, the Opéra Quarter; Montmartre; and beyond - Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about the city's history, famous Parisians, remarkable architecture, festivals, and world-class museums and galleries - Essential travel tips: our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus useful phrases, visa and health information DK Eyewitness Travel Paris is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to Paris. "No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one" - The Independent Planning a shorter break? Try our DK Eyewitness Top 10 Paris guide. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your holiday. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
DK's Family Guide Paris, from the groundbreaking family travel series, is written by parents and guarantees the entire family will enjoy their trip. With child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel info, budget guidance, age range suitability and activities for each sight, the Family Guide Paris is the ultimate guide to stress-free family travel. In the Family Guide Paris: - 'Hubs', built around major sights from the Louvre to EuroDisneyland, map the perfect day out, with suggestions for what to see, when to go and how to get there - Dedicated 'Kids Corners' feature cartoons, quizzes, puzzles, games and riddles to inform, bamboozle and entertain young travellers - 'Let off steam' suggestions and eating options around all 'hubs' enable the entire family to recharge their batteries - Maps outlining the nearest parks, playgrounds and public toilets - Language section lists essential words and phrases - 'Take shelter' suggests indoor activities for rainy days - Plus, DK's illustrations and reconstructions of the city, to give real cultural insight Now available in ePub format.
The DK Eyewitness Paris Travel Guide will lead you straight to the best attractions Paris has to offer. The guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the city's stunning architecture, plus 3D aerial views of the key districts to explore on foot. You'll find detailed listings of the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets in this fully updated and expanded guide, plus insider tips on everything from where to find the best markets and nightspots to great attractions for children. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide also includes in-depth coverage of all the unforgettable sights. The DK Eyewitness Paris Travel Guide shows you what others only tell you. Now available in PDF format.
The DK Eyewitness Paris Travel Guide, now available in PDF, will lead you straight to the best attractions Paris has to offer. The guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the city's stunning architecture, plus 3D aerial views of the key districts to explore on foot. You'll find detailed listings of the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets in this fully updated and expanded guide, plus insider tips on everything from where to find the best markets and nightspots to great attractions for children. The DK Eyewitness Paris Travel Guide shows you what others only tell you.
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