There's no doubt that Paris is brimming with some of the world's best art. But on a trip to the City of Light, it's easy to be overwhelmed by the options, get caught up in the queues and miss the back street gems. Fear not- armed with this companion you'll easily navigate your way through the rich art history to the vibrant present scene, and have a ball doing so. Along with listings of the unmissable museums and galleries (where you'll appreciate the ancients through to the contemporaries), the guide includes more off beat places to find public and private art all over town (from design hotels to auction houses, beautiful brasseries to artist studios). You'll pick up insider tips from local and international professionals and find out where to take a sketch class, see live street art, buy an artwork, attend intriguing art events and meet the artists.
Unlock the secrets of Paris's charm with this handy visual guidebook. Learn the history of the city's most famous landmarks, grasp their fascinating details and discover dozens of lesser known architectural gems. Whether you are a Paris regular or visiting for the first time, this guide will help you understand how the city acquired its unique and beautiful design palette and recommend ways to experience it more fully with self-guided walking tours and suggestions of some of the best hotels, restaurants, cafés, churches, parks and more. You'll also discover ancient Roman baths, seventeenth century mansions, Art Deco theatres, contemporary cultural complexes and find out where to kick back, cocktail or mock-tail in hand, with a panoramic view over the capital. Written by Ruby Boukabou, author of The Art Lover's Guide to Paris, and part-time Parisian, this book is the perfect companion for anybody intrigued by Paris's seductive magic.
"No city but Florence contains such an intense concentration of art produced in such a short span of time ... while most guidebooks offer only brief descriptions of a large number of works, with little discussion of the historical background, Judith Testa gives a fresh perspective on the rich and brilliant art of the Florentine Renaissance ... Concentrating on a number of the greatest works by such masters as Botticelli and MIchelangelo, Testa explains each piece in terms of what it meant to the people who produced it and for whom it was made ..."--Back cover.
The book that cracks the code, from the incomparable Patricia Wells. An acclaimed authority on French cuisine, Ms. Wells has spent more than 30 years in Paris, many as former restaurant critic for The International Herald Tribune. Now her revered Food Lover’s Guide to Paris is back in a completely revised, brand-new edition. In 457 entries—345 new to this edition, plus 112 revisited and reviewed classics—The Food Lover’s Guide to Paris offers an elegantly written go-to guide to the very best restaurants, cafés, wine bars, and bistros in Paris, as well as where to find the flakiest croissants, earthiest charcuteries, sublimest cheese, most ethereal macarons, and impeccable outdoor markets. The genius of the book is Ms. Wells’s meritocratic spirit. Whether you’re looking for a before-you-die Michelin three-star experience (Guy Savoy, perhaps, or Restaurant Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée) or wanting to sample the new bistronomy (Bistrot Paul Bert, Le Comptoir du Relais) or craving something simple and perfect (L’As du Fallafel, or Breizh Café for crêpes), Patricia Wells tells you exactly where to go and why you should go there. You no longer have to rely on the iffy “reviews” of Yelp or Trip Advisor. Included are 40 recipes from some of her favorite chefs and purveyors and, of course, all the practical information: addresses, websites, email, hours, closest métro stop, specialties, and more.
Art lovers are passionate seekers, but locating the works of the great masters can often present a challenge. In The Art Lover?s Pocket Guide, author Dr. Henry P. Traverso offers a guide to locating the works of the most popular and well-known Western visual artists worldwide. Featuring diverse artists such as Joseph Albers, Picasso, Monet, Francisco de Zurbaran, and a host of others, this comprehensive handbook provides essential biographical information and historical context for more than 250 visual artists. It follows with an orderly list of each artist?s works and where those works are located throughout the world, including museums, galleries, churches, monasteries, athenaeums, universities, parks, and libraries in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Both an easy-to-search database and a crash course in art history, The Art Lover?s Pocket Guide provides an enhanced understanding of the arts along with the tools needed to plan an art history trip and to better navigate museums.
A family-focused guidebook to Paris for traveling with children ages 4 to 12. DK Eyewitness Travel: Family Guide Paris gives parents with children ages 4 to 12 the specific, family-friendly information they need to plan a vacation to a city with an abundance of history, outstanding museums, and beautiful parks. Sail a toy boat at Jardin du Luxembourg, design a robot at Parc de la Villette, and explore can't-miss sights such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. What's inside: + Each major sight is treated as a "hub" destination, around which to plan a day. Plus, DK's custom illustrations and reconstructions of city sights give real cultural insight. + "Let off steam" suggestions and eating options around each attraction enable the entire family to recharge. + Maps outline the nearest parks, playgrounds, and public restrooms. + "Take shelter" sections suggest indoor activities for rainy days. + Dedicated "Kids' Corner" features include cartoons, quizzes, puzzles, games, and riddles to inform and entertain young travelers. + Listings provide family-friendly hotels and dining options. Written by travel experts and parents who understand the need to keep children entertained while enjoying family time together, DK Eyewitness Travel: Family Guide Paris offers child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel information, budget guidance, age-range suitability, and activities for Paris.
Discover how the whole family can enjoy Paris-from the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre to Notre Dame and Disneyland® Paris-with this colorful, kids-oriented travel guide. The best places to visit in Paris and surrounding area are approached from a family-friendly angle. The guide is organized around "hubs"-major sights around which to plan your day-and gives child-friendly eating options from a selection of Parisian restaurants and cafes, age-range suitability info, places for letting off steam, detailed maps, activities for rainy days, and plenty of ideas things to do with kids beyond the major Paris attractions. Plus there are Kids' Corners in every chapter with cartoons, quizzes, and games to keep young travelers happy all day long. Written by travel experts and parents who understand the need to keep children entertained while enjoying family time together, DK Eyewitness Family Guides offer child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel information, budget guidance, age-range suitability, and activities for every age.
From the publishers of The Unofficial Guide® to Walt Disney World® "A Tourist's Best Friend!" —Chicago Sun-Times "Indispensable" —The New York Times The Top 10 Ways The Unofficial Guide® to Paris Can Help You Have the Perfect Trip: Information that's candid, critical, and totally objective Honest advice that allows you to feel safe and comfortable in the City of Light, despite the language barrier Insider tips on finding the most charming hotels—plus which rooms offer the best views More than 60 restaurants reviewed in detail and ranked for quality and value A complete guide to Paris's cultural and historic sights—with helpful hints for making the most of your time Information to help you save money, including how to exchange currency and not lose Expert advice on how to get around the city, so you can look and feel like a local The inside story on shopping—where to get the best for less All the details on how to enjoy Paris with your kids Everything you need to plan the Paris vacation that's right for you Get the unbiased truth on hundreds of hotels, restaurants, attractions, and more in The Unofficial Guide® to Paris—the resource that helps you save money, save time, and make your trip the best it can be. Find us online at www.frommers.com
Paris has long been a storied center of art and culture, and of romance, but in the 1920s its magnetism was especially irresistible. From around the world writers, artists, and composers steamed in, to visit or linger, some to reside. For travelers, Francophiles and the curious, this gossipy retrospective of expatriate life in Paris in the 1920s is a mosaic of quick glimpses—Sarah Bernhardt sleeping in a coffin to overcome her fear of death, Igor Stravinsky diving through a huge wreath at the premiere of his ballet Les Noces, Ford Madox Ford meeting Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes near starvation, Josephine Baker establishing her nightclub. The list of expatriates is long and luminous, and this book—a work of immense erudition spiced with anecdotes and gossip—documents their haunts and habits, their comings and goings, their relationships intimate and artistic. Structured in thirty-three geographical and very walkable sections, Expatriate Paris is cross-referenced by streets, names, and topics and equipped with nine maps to satisfy the most demanding traveler, whether real or armchair.
The Rough Guide to Paris is the ultimate travel guide to this fascinating city with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best Paris attractions. Discover Paris's highlights with stunning photography and detailed coverage on everything from the city's magnificent galleries and the iconic Eiffle Tower, to the Left Bank cafés of Saint-Germain and Monparnasse. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Paris whilst relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants for all budgets. The Rough Guide to Paris also includes two full-colour sections explaining each of the city's most notable architectural wonders, plus a detailed guide to the very best of Parisian food and drink. Explore every corner of this romantic city with clear maps to help you travel around with ease and ensure you don't miss the unmissable. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Paris.
Described by Harpers & Queen as "a chic insider's guide for sophisticated travellers," these sleek, black city guides are aimed at the more discerning traveller looking to sidestep the usual tourist traps and penetrate the skin of each city.The Hedonist's Guide To series offers a definitive view of the finest restaurants, the most stylish hotels, the chicest bars, the best shopping, the most luxurious spas and the cultural highlights in each city. Individually tried and tested, everybar, restaurant, hotel, cafe and nightclub is accompanied by a photograph.
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The wealth of information in this collection should be mined for generations by social scientists and historians of science, technology, and industry. It not only introduces the literature to the scholar, but provides a guide to a varied range of exposition publications.
With over 750 listings, this travel guide to American art museums provides a directory of permanent collections and a year of special exhibitions. Organized by state and city by city, there is practical information about each venue's hours, ticket prices, handicap accessibility, and facilities, in addition to concise descriptions of collections and special shows. A calendar of temporary exhibits is provided for each museum. There are additional indexes of travelling exhibition itineraries and exhibits featuring Acoustiguide tours.
Frommer's has guided travelers to the City of Light for more than 30 years--and this revised, updated edition of the popular, pocket-sized guide is better than ever. Features include detailed and accurate hotel, restaurant and sightseeing information, the best travel values in all price ranges, and detailed city and walking tour maps.