Paris 2016 Guidebook

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Paris 2016 Guidebook
  • Freshly updated for 2016
  • Rick's picks for sights, eating, sleeping
  • Stuffed with self-guided walks and tours
  • Full coverage of seven day-trip destinations
  • Extra tips on kids, shopping, entertainment, and winter activities
  • Easy-to-read maps

    Buy your Paris 2016 Guidebook:

    What's Included

    In Rick Steves Paris you'll find in-depth Rick-tested information on:

    • Practicalities
      • Easy-to-follow maps (including color maps of France, East Paris, West Paris, and Paris' Métro/RER network)
      • ​Trip planning: When to go, pretrip checklist, festivals and holidays, recommended books and films
      • Getting around Paris by Métro, RER, bus, bike, and taxi
      • Advice on planning your time and avoiding lines
      • Detailed advice on managing money, communicating, reserving rooms, handling emergencies, and other helpful hints
    • Recommended Sights and Activities
    • Recommended Hotels and Restaurants
    • Self-Guided Walks and Rides
      • Historic Paris
      • Bus #69 Sightseeing Tour
      • Champs-Elysées
      • Rue Cler
      • Left Bank
      • Marais
      • Montmartre
    • Self-Guided Tours
      • Louvre
      • Orsay Museum
      • Orangerie Museum
      • Eiffel Tower
      • Rodin Museum
      • Army Museum & Napoleon's Tomb
      • Marmottan Museum
      • Cluny Museum
      • Carnavalet Museum
      • Picasso Museum
      • Pompidou Center
      • Père Lachaise Cemetery
    • Day Trips
      • Versailles and three more grand châteaux near Paris
      • Chartres
      • Impressionist excursions to Giverny and Auvers-sur-Oise
    • And More
      • Parisian history, culture, and cuisine
      • Paris with children, including Disneyland Paris
      • Paris' shopping and entertainment, plus wintertime activities
      • Recommendations for cooking courses, food tours, and French lessons
      • Handy French survival phrases


    Author(s): Rick Steves, Steve Smith & Gene Openshaw
    Dimensions: 8" x 4 ½" x ¾"
    Weight: 13 oz
    Pages: 709
    Publication date: September 2015
    Next edition arrives: September 2016

    Is This the Right Book for Me?

    Should I get both the Paris book and the bigger France book?

    Probably not. If you're only spending a few days in Paris, as part of a longer trip in France, the larger guidebook for the whole country is all you're likely to need.

    If, however, you're spending at least four days in Paris, the extra information in Rick Steves Paris is worthwhile. Compared to the Paris chapter of Rick Steves France, the Paris guidebook offers much more in-depth sightseeing information, more self-guided city walks and museum tours, and more advice for travelers specifically interested in the city's shopping, entertainment, or activities for kids. Other information is generally the same — the Paris chapter of our France guidebook has all the hotels, restaurants, and nitty-gritty practical advice for Paris that you'll find in the city guidebook (and nearly as much on its day trips).

    What’s the difference between the Rick Steves Paris guidebook and the Rick Steves Pocket Paris guide?

    Our Pocket Paris guide works best for people taking a short trip, or perhaps a return trip, to Paris. Like our other Pocket guides, Pocket Paris is smaller than the full-size guidebook and in full color (but still offers our best sightseeing advice and a handful of self-guided city walks and museum tours, plus a fold-out map). For travelers who want to delve deep into Paris — whether it's because they're staying longer, are visiting for the first time, and/or appreciate more thorough information — the full-size guidebook is a better option, as it offers more substantial (and more frequently updated) advice on every front: more information on practicalities, sightseeing, self-guided tours, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, kids' activities, winter fun, and the city's history and culture, plus chapters on the best nearby day trips.

    Updates and Feedback

    Latest updates: When we learn of critical changes to the information in our guidebooks on France, we post them. (Of course, it's still smart to reconfirm critical transportation and sightseeing details locally.) Armed with a Rick Steves guidebook and these late-breaking updates, you're set for a great trip!

    Submit feedback: Once you've used this book in Europe, we'd love to hear your feedback — good or bad — about our advice on sights, hotels, restaurants, and travel tips. We're also interested in any tips or discoveries you made while in Europe. Your comments help us improve our guidebooks for future travelers.