Author: Sara Calian
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Release Date: 2012
See the best of London with this streamlined, itinerary-driven guide, created in a handy, take-along format. Part of a brand-new series from National Geographic that showcases the world's great cities, Walking London is divided into the following sections: The Whirlwind Tours section shows you how to see the entire city in a day or a weekend; what sights will interest kids most; plus, a hedonist's tour that's pure pleasure from dawn to midnight and beyond. The Neighborhoods section of the book presents the city broken down into 15-odd itineraries that lead you on a step-by-step tour to the best sights in each of the city's greatest neighborhoods--from The City and Westminster to Kensington and Knightbridge. Travel Essentials provides information on how to get to the city and how to get around, as well as hand-picked hotels and restaurants. Each itinerary includes the following features: Distinctly London: Explore the city through 2-page features that showcase the quintessential aspects of the city, such as Royal London, Shakespeare London, and London Pubs: Here you'll get intriguing background information to help you understand why this city is one of the world's greatest. Best of: Specific thematic groupings of sights are described, such as ancient markets, posh shopping, and London clubs. In-depth: These spreads take a deep dive into a major museum or other sight--Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's, the National Gallery--providing step-by-step guidance on what to see and how to plan your visit. Sidebars throughout give you the lowdown on shopping, eating, and going out on the town, offering insider tips and interesting asides.
Presents itineraries for fifteen walking tours in Rome, Italy, with descriptions of the attractions located along each route; information about the history, architecture, and culture of the city; maps; and photographs.
Author: Gilles Desmons
Publisher: New Holland Publishers
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Paris (France)
This edition of Walking Paris, revised and updated ready for 2008, is a fascinating guide to the highways and byways of one of the worlds most intriguing and romantic capital cities. Thirty meticulously planned, original walks, designed to be taken at an easy pace and allowing ample time for personal exploration, reveal Paris in all its many guises. Each walk, accompanied by a detailed route map, offers a tour of discovery: following bustling boulevards and narrow mysterious alleyways; passing well-known landmarks and places steeped in history and culture; winding along the banks of the Seine and through parks and palace gardens; exploring markets, squares and hidden stairways. Written by Gilles Desmons, a native Parisian who has spent many years getting to know the city by walking and absorbing its every detail, this book is the perfect introduction for the first-time visitor and a rich source of fresh delights for those already aware of the endless fascination of Paris. -- Publisher description.
A full-color traveler's volume outlines four walking tours through some of its most significant historical areas, offering insight into how specific regions and buildings have changed, in a resource that provides specific coverage of the work of Georges-Eugne Haussmann. Original.
Romantic, mouth-watering Paris - where do you start? Let food-lover and Paris expert Jane Paech show you around the city's mille-feuille of history and culture, with its tempting pastry and chocolate shops on every corner. You'll visit both legendary and little-known cafés, restaurants and pâtisseries of Paris, and see museums, art galleries, gardens, markets and other interesting places - all at a civilised pace, with time to daydream. Taste camembert, champagne, strawberry tarts, meringues and macarons on Jane's fourteen themed walks.
Author: AA Media Ltd.
Release Date: 2011-02-08
Features 24 walking tours of Paris including: the markets of Les Halles the cemetery of Père-Lachaise a walk along the Seine the iconic Eiffel Tower and Trocadéro a walk through the heart of intellectual Paris in the Latin Quarter
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in the City of Light—Paris. With the self-guided tours in this book, you’ll explore the grand Champs-Elysées, the eye-popping Eiffel Tower, and the radiant cathedral of Notre-Dame. Learn how to save money and avoid the lines at the Louvre and Orsay Museums. Enjoy the ambience of Parisian neighborhoods, and take a day trip to the glittering palace of Versailles, or to the Champagne-soaked city of Reims. Then grab a café crème at a sidewalk café and listen to the hum of the city. You’ll see why Paris remains at the heart of global culture. Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants in delightful neighborhoods. You’ll learn how to navigate the Paris Métro, and which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
In Paris: A Journey Through Time, Leonard Pitt presents a stunning array of archival and contemporary photos that peel away the many layers of this iconic city to document its architectural transformation. Readers can easily follow along to see where old cobblestone roads and buildings have given way to wide streets, avenues, and boulevards. Detailed maps for walking tours are accompanied by old schematics and plans for construction, illustrating the strange ways that Paris has developed over hundreds of years. Painstakingly researched and gorgeously illustrated, Paris: A Journey Through Time is a tour through Paris, seen through the lens of photographers who lived during each golden age of demolition and constructionùand all compiled into Leonard Pitt's tremendous account of the true hidden Paris.
Newly revised and updated, this convenient guide is the essential companion for visitors to London in the new century. Featuring colorful, informative, easy-to-handle maps that require no unfolding, the guide gives a comprehensive overview of what to see and do in and around England's capital city. -- Updated with information on all special millennium events, including a section on the Millennium Dome in Greenwich, and new developments such as Barkside -- Includes special features on Wren's London, Docklands, Hampstead Heath, and the British Museum -- Has everything you'll need to know about London museums, theaters, markets, jazz clubs and cabarets, parks, river and canal trips, tourist information centers, and selected restaurants, cafes, and pubs -- Lightweight and pocket-sized, with a complete street index -- perfect for on-the-go travelers.