There's so much to see and do in Paris that it's hard to know where to start. With this friendly guide, you'll see the light. You'll take in the dazzling nightlights and vibrant nightlife... the historic sites and monuments and the trés chic boutiques...the treasured art masterpieces and tomorrow's fashion trends. Linger over a gourmet French meal, relax in a sidewalk café, or enjoy a picnic in the park. Stroll beautiful formal gardens or pick Monet's Water Lilies at the newly opened Musée de l'Orangerie. Take a boat tour of the Seine or a bike ride to Bois de Boulogne and the Bois de Vincennes. This friendly guide gets you in a fun, French fame of mind with info on: How to use the fantastic transportation system and make sense of the euro Must-see sites, including the Louvre, the Eiffel Tour, Musée d'Orsay, the Cathédral de Notre-Dame, the Arc de Triomphe, and more Incredible parks and gardens, including the Jardin des Tuileries, the Jardin du Luxembourg in the Latin quarter, Parc de la Villette with its theme gardens, and more Where to shop for over-the top luxury items, find discount or overstock stores, and buy kids' clothes Culture and entertainment options, ranging from theater, opera, symphony, and ballet to live comedy and inexpensive organ recitals in glorious churches Diverse clubs in different neighborhoods, including Barrio Latino, Batofar ( an Irish light ship docked in the Seine), Red Light where the trendiest kids wear the latest fashions, Le Wax with its psychedelic décor, and more
Like every For Dummies travel guide, Paris For Dummies, 4th Edition includes:
Down-to-earth trip-planning advice What you shouldn't miss - and what you can skip The best hotels and restaurants for every budget Handy Post-it Flags to mark your favorite pages
Whether you would rather tour cathedrals with glorious stained glass, explore quaint neighborhoods, hit the happening scenes, or sip fine French wine overlooking the City of Lights, this guide will help you experience Paris with joie de vivre.