The Rough Guide to Paris

4.05 avg rating
( 86 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781848364752: The Rough Guide to Paris

The Rough Guide to Paris is the ultimate insider's guidebook to Europe's most elegant and romantic city. Inspirational photography, neighborhood-by-neighborhood guides, and detailed, full-color maps help you get the most out of a visit to Paris — whether that means climbing the Eiffel Tower and boating on the Seine or visits to offbeat art galleries and hidden-away gardens.

Frank, incisive reviews take you straight to the best of the city's cafés, restaurants, and nightlife venues, from the ultra-stylish to the magnificently traditional, while tell-it-like-it-is listings help you find the right accommodation for your budget, including boutique design hotels on the Left Bank, grand classics on the Right, or just-perfect budget hideaways.

Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Paris, the perfect companion for a city break or a longer stay.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

James McConnachie was born and brought up in south London, and was a scholar at Jesus College, Oxford, where he studied English. Touring the Loire in the back seat of a Citroen DS, as a child, inspired an early love of travel, but his first trips for Rough Guides were to Spain and Italy - and he remains passionate about both countries. Then, in 2002, James joined Dave Reed as co-author of the Rough Guide to Nepal. As a student, he had spent nine months teaching in a village in the Everest foothills, but travelling all over the country, in the middle of a Maoist insurrection, really put his knowledge of Nepali culture and language to the test - and never more urgently than when persuading a local Maoist that he was not in fact a CIA spy. After Nepal, James returned to his Francophile roots. He was commissioned to rewrite the Rough Guide to Paris, alongside Ruth Blackmore, and then headed back to the Loire valley to write his own, new guidebook: the Rough Guide to the Loire. Meanwhile, travel-related TV and radio appearances, including stints on the sofa with Richard and Judy and guesting on Radio 4's Excess Baggage, led to presenting work on Italy Inside Out, a five-part BBC series on Italian language and culture, and Kirsty Wark's Tales from Paris. James has also taken photographs for Rough Guides in Rome, Florence, Venice and Hawaii.In recent years, James has turned to history. With Robin Tudge, he co-authored the bestelling Rough Guide to Conspiracy Theories, which exposes the truth behind over a hundred conspiracy canards, and explores whether there is a conspiracist version of history. Bevis Hillier, in the Spectator, called it "unusually intelligent and laced with black humour". In The Book of Love: In Search of the Kamasutra (Atlantic), James traced the secretive story of the world's most notorious sex book, focusing on its discovery and pirate publication by the nineteenth-century explorer Richard Burton and his scandal-mongering coterie. William Dalrymple, writing in The Times, called it "elegant and stylish", The Washington Post found it a "first-rate work of intellectual history", and it won him a shortlisting for Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year 2008. Scandalized by the shrill and shallow quality of most modern sex manuals, James then decided to write his own: a book that wouldn't only discuss "how to do it", but would bring in history, ethics, politics, science and culture as well. The Observer called his subsequent Rough Guide to Sex "a comprehensive, fearless book, part socio-history and part manual". The writer and feminist Jenny Diski found it "funny and thoughtful"; the book's "clarity and straightforwardness", she reckoned, "would make anyone who has been young and befuddled (or old and befuddled) weep with gratitude." James now lives in Winchester, Hampshire, with his young family, but makes regular trips to France and Nepal to keep his guidebooks up to date. He is passionate about singing, books, languages, walking and wildlife. He is represented by David Godwin (www.davidgodwinassociates.co.uk) and welcomes comments via his blog (www.mcconnachie.net).

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Blackmore, Ruth; McConnachie, James
Published by Rough Guides
ISBN 10: 184836475X ISBN 13: 9781848364752
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rough Guides. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 184836475X Ships promptly. Bookseller Inventory # GHP1782CFGG010817H0014

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Blackmore, Ruth; McConnachie, James
Published by Rough Guides 2010-02-01 (2010)
ISBN 10: 184836475X ISBN 13: 9781848364752
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ebooksweb COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rough Guides 2010-02-01, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 12. 184836475X. Bookseller Inventory # Z184836475XZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Blackmore, Ruth; McConnachie, James
Published by Rough Guides
ISBN 10: 184836475X ISBN 13: 9781848364752
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rough Guides. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 184836475X. Bookseller Inventory # Z184836475XZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Blackmore, Ruth; McConnachie, James
Published by Rough Guides
ISBN 10: 184836475X ISBN 13: 9781848364752
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rough Guides. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 184836475X. Bookseller Inventory # Z184836475XZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Blackmore, Ruth; McConnachie, James
Published by Rough Guides
ISBN 10: 184836475X ISBN 13: 9781848364752
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rough Guides. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 184836475X. Bookseller Inventory # Z184836475XZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Blackmore, Ruth; McConnachie, James
Published by Rough Guides
ISBN 10: 184836475X ISBN 13: 9781848364752
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rough Guides. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 184836475X. Bookseller Inventory # Z184836475XZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Blackmore, Ruth; McConnachie, James
Published by Rough Guides
ISBN 10: 184836475X ISBN 13: 9781848364752
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rough Guides. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 184836475X. Bookseller Inventory # Z184836475XZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Ruth Blackmore, James McConnachie
Published by Rough Guides (2010)
ISBN 10: 184836475X ISBN 13: 9781848364752
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rough Guides, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 12. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX184836475X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Blackmore, Ruth; McConnachie, James
Published by Rough Guides 2010-02-01 (2010)
ISBN 10: 184836475X ISBN 13: 9781848364752
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rough Guides 2010-02-01, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 12. 184836475X We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-184836475X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Blackmore, Ruth, McConnachie, James
Published by Rough Guides (2010)
ISBN 10: 184836475X ISBN 13: 9781848364752
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rough Guides, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11184836475X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 47.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book