Rick Steves' Pocket Paris

Rick Steves' Pocket Paris

Rick Steves

Language: English

Pages: 240

ISBN: 1612385540

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Rick Steves’ Pocket guidebooks truly are a “tour guide in your pocket.” Each colorful, compact book includes Rick’s advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending one or seven days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map.

Included in Rick Steves' Pocket Paris
Sights: the Orangerie Museum, Rodin Museum, Army Museum and Napoleon’s Tomb, Left Bank Walk, Cluny Museum, Champs-Elysees Walk, Marais Walk, Pompidou Center, Carnavalet Museum, and Picasso Museum
Walks and Tours: the Historic Paris Walk, Louvre Tour, Orsay Museum Tour, Eiffel Tower Tour, Rue Cler Walk, and Versailles Day Trip


















a knowing look and holds his hand in a gesture of union. Jesus looks up innocently, standing contrapposto like a chubby Greek statue. Baby John the Baptist kneels lovingly at Jesus’ feet, holding a cross that hints at his playmate’s sacrificial death. The interplay of gestures and gazes gives the masterpiece both intimacy and cohesiveness, while Raphael’s blended brushstrokes varnish the work with an iridescent smoothness. Raphael adopted Leonardo’s trademark pyramid composition for La Belle

the two Trianons, you must use the free baggage check for large bags and baby strollers. Services: Reminiscent of the days when dukes urinated behind the potted palm trees, WCs at the Château are few and far between. The most reliable WCs are immediately upon entering the Château (Entrance H) and near the Grand Café d’Orléans. In the Gardens, lesser WCs are near the Latona Basin, at the Grand Canal, in the Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon, and several others. Eating: The Grand Café d’Orléans, to

King’s Bedroom—heart of the palace Napoleon—revolutionary with a crown The Queen’s Bedchamber M Please note: to hear these audio tours, your device must support embedded audio. PlayAudio Pause Resume It was here that the queen rendezvoused with her husband. Two queens died here, and this is where 19 princes were born. Royal babies were delivered in public to prove their blue-bloodedness. (The large canopied bed is a reconstruction.) True, Louis XIV was not the most faithful husband. The

drinks may be 20-40 percent more if you consume them while sitting at a table (salle) instead of standing at the bar (comptoir). Outdoor tables can sometimes be more expensive still. The prices will always be clearly posted. Don’t sit without first checking out the financial consequences. Picnicking Paris makes it easy to turn a picnic into a first-class affair. Take-out delis (a charcuterie or traiteur, as well as some bakeries) sell high-quality cooked dishes, quiches, pâtés, small pizzas,

cash—in a money belt that I tuck under my beltline. Muggings are rare, but if you’re out late, avoid dimly lit, empty places, such as the dark riverfront embankments. Dial 17 for English-speaking police help. Claim lost property at the police station (36 Rue des Morillons, Mo: Convention, tel. 01 45 31 14 80). To replace a passport, file a police report, then call your embassy to make an appointment. Medical Help: In France, dial 15 for an ambulance. For minor ailments, first visit a pharmacy

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