By Joseph Alexiou

Full-color throughout.Free full-color, foldout map.Completely up-to-date each year.Insider recommendation on keeping off the crowds as you discover a few of Paris's maximum gemstones, from the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower. Plus tips for exploring a few of Paris's extra offbeat points of interest, from the eerie Catacombs to the avant-garde Palais de Tokyo museum.Where to discover every thing from the best neo-bistros to the main connoisseur Michelin-starred French eating places. Plus, strategies for the hippest wine bars and the easiest meals markets, from the March? d'Aligre to the grand, upscale nutrition halls of Fauchon.Insightful observation on Paris's astounding array of artwork and architectural masterpieces, from the Cathedrale de Notre-Dame to the Arc de Triomphe, and from Rodin's The philosopher to Da Vinci's Mona Lisa.Opinionated studies. No bland descriptions and lukewarm concepts. Our professional writers are enthusiastic about their destinations--they inform it love it is in an enticing and worthy way.Exact costs indexed for each institution and activity--no different courses supply such exact, candid stories of inns and eating places. We comprise some of the best, but additionally emphasize reasonably priced offerings for genuine people.User-friendly positive aspects together with celebrity rankings and unique icons to indicate readers to nice reveals, very good values, insider information, top bets for children, targeted moments, and hyped up reviews. From the publication: highway nutrition in Paris Falafel stands line Rue de Rosiers in Paris. photograph by means of Maarten (Superchango)/ As attractive because it is to take pleasure in a three-course meal at a Paris bistro, you may also appreciate many French specialties in the street. the place to devour: through day, sidewalks within the Left Bank's Latin zone round Saint Michel get crowded with sandwich owners promoting baguettes. within the Marais, you have to attempt the falafel stands on Rue de Rosiers. At evening, the air is full of the aroma of freshly ready crepes, specially round Montparnasse, within the Latin area, and close to the nightclub parts. How a lot: A Nutella or chestnut-puree crepe will rate approximately four Euro; a jambon et fromage baguette is round 6 Euro.

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Everything seemingly is here—from Calder’s 1928 Josephine Baker (one of his earliest versions of the mobile) to a re-creation of Brancusi’s Jazz Age studio. Centre Pompidou. • Musée Jacquemart-André: The 19th-century town house, with its gilt salons and elegant winding staircase, contains the best small collection of 18th-century decorative art in Paris. The building and its contents were a bequest to the Institut de France by the late Mme Nélie Jacquemart-André, herself an artist of note. • Musée National du Moyen Age/Thermes de Cluny: This museum houses some of the most beautiful medieval art still in existence.

Paris is currently undergoing a bio (organic) revolution, and being green, organic, and ethical is very much in fashion these days. You can find the health food store Naturalia in nearly every neighborhood, and all major supermarkets now offer their own ranges of both organic and environmentally friendly products. Restaurants that offer organic dishes are becoming increasingly popular, and organic wine is also in high demand. Twice a year Paris hosts the Salon des vins des Vignerons Indépendants (the Independent Winegrowers’s Tradefair).

Acknowledgments Thank you to my family and friends, especially the many Parisians who helped me along the way. —Joseph Alexiou I would like to thank Mike Nellis, Maureen Waugh, and Victoria for their unending support; Kate van den Boogert for her inspiration; and Michael Parker for all his encouragement during this particular project. —Sophie Nellis Special thanks to Paris by Mouth intern Catherine Down who provided fact-checking and other assistance for the dining chapter. —Meg Zimbeck Thank you to Jessica Langan-Peck and Chris Summers for their help editing portions of this book.

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