Best guide book to Paris

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Feb 18th, 2005, 07:39 AM
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I have quite a few guides, and though I love looking at the ones with beautiful, color pictures, the most useful to me is -- as others have said -- the Michelin Green Guide. It's well organized, has great maps, and lots of useful information. I love that, in addition to Metro information, it also gives bus information for each area.

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Feb 18th, 2005, 08:49 AM
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Last time I posed the question, I was recommended to buy Lonely Planet guides. I am about to purchase them for Paris and Barcelona. I really trust people advice on this forum. It will be my first time to both places. SHould I continue to buy the Lonely Planet Consensed guide or should I buy the Rick Steve ones?

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Feb 18th, 2005, 09:05 AM
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Were I limited to one guide, Michelin Green Guide would be the choice for any location for which they are available.

I do like Earl Steinbecker's Daytrip series for the walking tours in the cities and the daytrips out of the cities.
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Feb 18th, 2005, 09:32 AM
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I used the web to plan the logistics like hotels

I read "Romantic Paris" (a pseudo guidebook/journal that gears me up for the trip)

Eyewitness Top 10 to carry around while in Paris (it's compact, light, and easy to navigate...the maps are good, too)
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Feb 18th, 2005, 11:49 AM
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Time Out is great, I also like DK's Top 10 - it's very easy to carry around.

Barrie Kerper's series on the Collected Traveler is a great read, no matter which locale - I have them all, but for Athens. This is to read before and after, and if you are like I used to be (and take ten books with you) you can pack it along. Now I try to limit it to 2 or 3.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...books&n=507846

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