Frommer's Memorable Walks in Paris

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Walking is the best way to get to know a city intimately, exploring its neighborhoods and taking time to savor its details and hidden treasures, so follow Frommer's for an up-close-and-personal look at Paris. We've designed ten fabulous walking tours, taking in the city's most intriguing neighborhoods. Each route takes a few hours and comes complete with detailed directions, suggested refreshment stops for snacks along the way, and an accompanying map.

Discover the atmospheric and the opulent, the ancient and the avante-garde -- everything that makes Paris unique. We'll introduce you to the bohemian Latin Quarter, with vestiges of a Roman bath among the cafe-lined cobblestone streets. You'll stroll past the Sacre-Couer and through beautiful Montmartre, the village on a hill that inspired van Gough, Renoir, Degas, and Toulouse-Lautrec; and you'll explore Pere-Lachaise, final resting place of Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf, Gertrude Stein, Marcel Proust, and Oscar Wilde.

Slim and easy-to-carry, Frommer's Memorable Walks in Paris offers a wonderful way to make the city your own!

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There are a million ways to see Paris: by taxi, by bus, from the numerous tourist boats that ply the Seine. But for a truly intimate experience of the City of Light, you can't do better than walk. Frommer's Memorable Walks in Paris packs a lot of Paris into its pages with 11 walking tours that cover the city's most colorful neighborhoods. There's the Latin Quarter, of course, and Montmartre, that hilly enclave of artists and radical thinkers. There's Ile de la Cité where the spires of Notre Dame soar and even Père-Lachaise, where luminaries such as Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf, and Oscar Wilde found their eternal rest. The book is divided into themes: Medieval Paris, Royal Paris, and Artistic and Literary Paris. A short section at the front gives an overview of the whole city and its neighborhoods, along with a map showing all the walking tours. At the start of each tour, there's a chart giving the starting and ending places, the length of time it takes to complete the tour, and the best and worst times to do it. Written directions are backed up with maps, and there's a historical gloss on every site you'll visit. With this little book, you'll get some gentle exercise, see parts of the city visitors on wheels might miss, and learn something about the history, the culture, and the geography of one of Europe's oldest and most glorious cities.

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11 Great Walking Tours Through the City's Most Colorful Neighborhoods Follow Frommer's for an up-close and personal look at Paris. Discover the atmospheric and the opulent, the sacred and the profane, the ancient and the avant-garde—everything that makes Paris unique. Let Frommer's Take You to:

  • The birthplace of Paris, the Ile de la Cité, home to two of the world's most incredible churches
  • The bohemian Latin Quarter, with vestiges of a Roman bath among the cafe-lined streets
  • Sacré-Coeur and beautiful Montmartre, the village on a hill that inspired van Gogh, Renoir, Degas, and Toulouse-Lautrec
  • St-Germain and Montparnasse, where you can see the hangouts of Picasso, Sartre, and Man Ray
With easy-to-use directions and maps—and the best places to take a break along the way Great trips begin at frommers.com

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