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9780028624433

Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Paris

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  • ISBN13:

    9780028624433

  • ISBN10:

    0028624432

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-05-01
  • Publisher: Frommer

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Frommer's offers the lowdown on everyone's favorite city--from beating the crowds at the Louvre to finding the real Latin Quarter and affordable haute couture.

Table of Contents

Neighborhood Mapp. xiv
You Probably Didn't Knowp. 1
Accommodationsp. 8
Winning the Reservations Gamep. 10
What the Rating Stars Meanp. 12
Is There a Right Address?p. 12
The Lowdownp. 14
Overratedp. 14
Palaces: le topp. 14
Palaces: les flopsp. 16
Palaces: over le topp. 16
Best decor for travelers allergic to gilt and cherubsp. 16
For those who hate surprisesp. 17
Cheap sleepsp. 17
Cheap sleeps sans charmep. 18
Where Oscar Wilde slept aroundp. 18
Where to finally get started on that novelp. 19
Where to paint like Pissarrop. 19
If I can see the Eiffel Tower, I must be in Parisp. 19
Other rooms with a viewp. 20
Taking care of businessp. 21
Where the fashion crowd can be foundp. 21
Love in the afternoonp. 22
Best courtyard gardensp. 22
Family valuesp. 23
For joggersp. 23
Totally Left Bankp. 24
Totally Right Bankp. 24
The Index: An A to Z list of places to stay, with vital statisticsp. 26
Mapsp. 36
Diningp. 40
Only in Parisp. 43
When to Eatp. 44
Getting the Right Tablep. 44
Where the Chefs Arep. 44
The Lowdownp. 47
Book before you flyp. 47
Overratedp. 47
The rest of the bestp. 48
Baby bistrosp. 48
Cutting-edge bistrosp. 49
When the play's the thingp. 50
All-nightersp. 50
Decor to die for, but skip foodp. 51
Decor to die for, and don't miss the foodp. 52
Best circus decorp. 52
Historic surroundingsp. 53
Peckish near the Centre Pompidoup. 53
If it's mealtime in the Maraisp. 53
Chow time on the Champs-Elyseesp. 53
Montmartre on an empty stomachp. 54
Other places to eat on the tourist beatp. 54
Best brunchp. 55
Where the media types gop. 55
Best brasseriesp. 56
Classiest cafesp. 56
You can really eat in the hotel?p. 56
Al frescop. 57
Great wine barsp. 58
La vie en rosep. 59
Where to go when you're sick of French cuisinep. 59
Cheap eatsp. 59
Lunching out cheaplyp. 60
Luxury lunches at bargain pricesp. 61
Where to seal a dealp. 61
Vegging outp. 61
Isn't it romantic?p. 62
Victuals with a viewp. 62
Something fishyp. 63
Satisfying your sweet toothp. 63
The Index: An A to Z list of restaurants, with vital statisticsp. 64
Mapsp. 86
Diversionsp. 90
Getting Your Bearingsp. 93
Discounts and Passesp. 95
The Lowdownp. 95
Only in Parisp. 97
X-rated street scenesp. 97
Choice churchesp. 98
Out-of-the-ordinary religious experiencesp. 99
Most hated architecturep. 99
Museums to get lost inp. 101
Museums to find yourself inp. 101
New on the museum scenep. 102
One-man museumsp. 103
Sexy stuffp. 103
Little-known museumsp. 103
Best museum cafep. 104
Literary pilgrimagesp. 104
Modish museumsp. 105
Where the Impressionists arep. 105
Views for freep. 105
Views for francsp. 106
Secret gardensp. 106
The stars at your feetp. 107
Best hidden courtyardp. 107
Mlle. Liberty in Parisp. 108
Where to meet your loverp. 108
How to find the real Latin Quarterp. 108
Hanging out in Saint-Germain-des-Presp. 109
The many faces of the Maraisp. 110
Up and away in Montmartrep. 111
Tourist-free neighborhoodsp. 112
Where to read a bookp. 112
The big sleepp. 113
Go backstagep. 114
For cinephiles and cineastesp. 115
Kid-pleasersp. 115
Keeping surly teenagers happyp. 117
Traces of Romep. 117
The Index: An A to Z list of diversions, with vital statisticsp. 118
Mapsp. 128
Getting Outsidep. 130
The Lowdownp. 132
Taking the airp. 132
On the runp. 135
Two-wheeling in Parisp. 135
Back in the saddlep. 136
Get all wetp. 137
The tennis racketp. 138
Birds of a featherp. 138
Best places for pickupp. 139
Stretching your legsp. 139
Good skatesp. 139
A day at the racesp. 140
Par for the coursep. 140
Working up a sweatp. 141
Shoppingp. 142
Target Zonesp. 145
Bargain Huntingp. 146
Trading with the Nativesp. 147
Hours of Businessp. 148
Sales Taxp. 148
The Lowdownp. 148
Les grands magasinsp. 148
Feet firstp. 149
Designer dressingp. 149
Jeunes Creaturesp. 150
Mix, Match and Accesorizep. 151
Marvelous marketsp. 151
The wine listp. 152
Kid stuffp. 152
Boys to menp. 152
Preening and Pamperingp. 153
Lifestyle, Gifts and Designp. 153
A good book (in English)p. 154
Watch out for fleas and fleecersp. 154
The Index: An A to Z list of shops, with vital statisticsp. 156
Nightlifep. 168
Sourcesp. 171
Liquor Laws and Drinking Hoursp. 172
The Lowdownp. 172
Dance feverp. 172
Concert cafesp. 173
Two to tangop. 174
All that jazzp. 174
From strip to hipp. 175
Bar-hopping in the Maraisp. 175
Bar-hopping in and around Bastillep. 176
Where the wild things arep. 177
Where the boys arep. 177
For girls who like girlsp. 177
African/West Indian clubsp. 178
Latin feverp. 178
See-and-be-sceresp. 178
Best cozy barsp. 179
All-night barsp. 180
The Index: An A to Z list of nightspots, with vital statistiesp. 181
Entertainmentp. 192
Sourcesp. 194
Getting Ticketsp. 194
The Lowdownp. 196
The play's the thingp. 196
Classical soundsp. 197
What's opera, doc?p. 198
Men in tightsp. 198
Pop and rock concertsp. 199
Life is a cabaretp. 199
Comedy tonightp. 200
On the fringep. 200
The sporting lifep. 200
The Index: An A to Z list of venues, with vital statistiesp. 201
Hotlines and Other Basicsp. 208
Airportsp. 209
Airport transportation into townp. 209
Babysittersp. 210
Busesp. 210
Car rentalsp. 211
Consulates and embassiesp. 211
Currencyp. 211
Dentistsp. 212
Doctorsp. 212
Driving aroundp. 212
Drugstoresp. 213
E-mailp. 213
Emergenciesp. 213
Festivals and special eventsp. 213
Gay and lesbian hotlinesp. 215
Newspapersp. 215
Opening and closing timesp. 215
Parkingp. 216
Passports and visasp. 216
Radio stationsp. 216
Restroomsp. 216
Smokingp. 217
Sports hotlinesp. 217
Standards of measurep. 217
Subwaysp. 218
Taxesp. 218
Taxis and limosp. 218
Telephonesp. 219
Tippingp. 220
Trainsp. 220
Travelers with disabilitiesp. 220
TV stationsp. 221
Visitor informationp. 221
Indexp. 222
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