Traveling to Paris for the first time.

Visiting Paris for the first time ? As an introduction to this « Trip to Paris »  section and before giving you all our tips and good addresses in Paris, First, here are good reads before visiting the city of lights, city of love, gastonomy and fashion capital of the world, Paris.

 

  • This is Paris, by Miroslav Sasek

With the same wit and perception that distinguished his charming books on London, New York, and San Francisco, here this famous Czech painter presents his impressions of Paris in This Is Paris, first published in 1959 and now updated for the 21st century.  We see its famous buildings, its beautiful gardens, the museums, the sidewalk cafes, and the people who live there — artists, the concierges, the flower girls, and even the thousands of cats. Take a tour along the banks of the Seine, or through the galleries of the Louvre, or to the top of the Eiffel Tower.  Elegant, vivid pictures of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, This is Paris!

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  • Only in Paris, by Duncan J. D. Smith

Discover Europe with the ‘Only In’ Guides! These ground breaking city guides are for independent cultural travellers wishing to escape the crowds and understand cities from different and unusual perspectives. Unique locations, hidden corners and unusual objects.A comprehensive illustrated guide to more than 100 fascinating and unusual historical sites in one of Europe’s great capital cities – quiet cloisters, eccentric museums, covered passageways, secret gardens, and unusual shops. From the Parisii tribe and Roman Lutetia to the ‘Sun King’ and Napoleon including sites such as – The Pagoda cinema, the Museum of Magic, Foucault’s pendulum, and a subterranean necropolis.

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  • My Little Paris, by Fany Pechiodat

My Little Paris is the favorite website of Parisian women (200,000 women in Paris are members). In their first book, the creators of the site share their best-kept secret addresses in this book, to be the first in a series. Oh so chic and a little bit naughty, just like Parisian women, this is THE book to slip into your handbag when you visit the city. It is an amazing concentration of brilliant Parisian addresses illustrated by funny, elegant drawings by Kanako, a Japanese artist who captures on paper the Paris we all dream of.

Fany, the founder of My Little Paris, always finds well-hidden gems in the urban Parisian jungle. In two years, word of mouth turned her site into a must-have for Parisiennes. Completely unknown addresses, secrets for those in the know, and easy little escapades just to get out of the rut; all of this and more can be found in My Little Paris!

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