A popular guide covering the finest sights, reknowned for its numerous photographs throughout. These are supported by succinct descriptions of historical context and explanation. The guide concludes with a selection of accommodation, restaurants, and shopping.
Pudlowski's frank and monumental guide, available now in English for the first time, describes and rates 2,000 hotels and 3,000 restaurants in all price ranges. Once France's best kept secret, this tome now rivals the Michelin Red.
Sightseeing companion of exceptional design, packed with enticing photographs and illustrations accompanying excellent material on cultural and architectural highlights. Less useful for the practical nitty-gritty however, though reasonable hotel and restaurant listings are provided.
Offering little more than a few maps and pointers amidst a multitude of blank pages, these best suit the traveller looking to create a personal guide book and aide-memoire filled with their unique impressions and discoveries.
Each region, arranged alphabetically, is introduced and covered, with major sights highlighted and local hotels and restaurants suggested and rated according to cost. Best for a tour by car. Includes good sections on Versailles and Chartres.
A useful little guide, with foldout maps of particular neighbourhoods and related recommendations. Good for those who know the city relatively well, but would just like a bit extra insider information.
This well-researched guide for budget exploration has highlights of the city, with plenty of affordable accommodation and nightlife listed. It briefly covers the major sites, museums, restaurants, and contains a few walking tours and a useful map.
A personal, chatty guide to the hidden pleasures of Paris. It is divided by Quartier and includes recommendations on fromageries, bakeries, markets and small museums. It doesn't provide much information on the main attractions so it is perfect for the seasoned visitor looking for something a bit different.
Less 'ear-to-the-ground' trendy than Time Out but with good mapping, this is a decent all-round guidebook, especially for first-time visitors. A healthy emphasis on culture ensures you won't miss the best of the city, and the practical information is unlikely to let you down.
Offers comprehensive entries on the city's varied shopping and nightlife, including restaurants and hotels. Designed for the Parisian traveller who enjoys the finer things in life, though perhaps soon to need updating.