by Bill Gillham
Experience the sights and sounds of the City of Lights like a true native with this expanded edition Bill Gillham has been visiting Paris for decades ... Show synopsis Experience the sights and sounds of the City of Lights like a true native with this expanded edition Bill Gillham has been visiting Paris for decades. For him, the pleasure is not in revisiting the tourist sights, but rather in immersing himself in a particular "quartier," discovering little shops and bistros, exploring markets, parks, and local entertainment, and finding the quirks and particularities of the city's day to day life. In this unique guidebook, Bill takes travelers to 21 of his favorite areas in Paris--some central, some suburban, all off the beaten track. Neglected or completely ignored by ordinary guide books, each of these locales has a purely individual, Parisian character and make superb bases for traditional sightseeing, and in particular an ideal way of seeing Paris with children. All the information about where to stay, how to get about, where to shop and eat, which museums, parks, playgrounds to not miss, and what to avoid is provided along with lush photographs that give a hint of the pleasures to be gleaned. All the information has been meticulously updated, and many sections have been enlarged and improved.