Monday, 30 January 2017

8 Paris City Districts - France (PDF Chapters) Lonely Planet

Paris is a big, beautiful and diverse city, with individual neighbourhoods with their own distinct personality combining to create one of the most visited and well-known cities in Europe.

Paris city guide

You can now download sections of Lonely Planet for a couple of euros, making it easier to mix and match the information you need. When researching your trip, reading individual chapters on neighbourhoods is also a great way to explore a city from a new angle. Why stay in the tourist congested centre, when you can live like a real Parisian in one of the cooler lesser visited districts.


Paris City Districts - France (PDF Chapters) Lonely Planet


1. St-Germain & Les Invalides (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Literary lovers, antique collectors and fashionistas flock to this mythological part of Paris, where presences of legendary writers such as Sartre, de Beauvoir and Hemingway still linger. And chic boutiques abound.


2. The Islands (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Paris’ geographic and historic heart is here in the Seine. The larger of the two innercity islands, the Île de la Cité, is dominated by Notre Dame. Serene Île St-Louis has elegant apartments and hotels and charming eateries and boutiques.


3. Le Marais & Memilmontant (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Funky bars and restaurants, emerging qdesigners’ boutiques and the city’s thriving gay and Jewish communities all squeeze into Le Marais’ warren of narrow medieval laneways, while neighbouring Ménilmontant has some of the city’s hippest nightlife.


4. Latin Quarter (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

The hub of academic life in Paris, the Latin Quarter centres on the Sorbonne’s main university campus. It harbours some fine museums and churches, and Paris’ beautiful art deco mosque and botanical gardens.


5. Montmartre & Northern Paris (Chapter) Lonely Planet

Montmartre’s lofty views, wine-producing vines and hidden village squares have lured painters from the 19th century and onwards. Crowned by Basilique du Sacré-Coeur, Montmartre is the city’s steepest quarter, and its streets of crooked ivy-clad buildings retain a fairytale charm.


6. Paris - Louvre & Les Halles (Chapter) Lonely Planet

Paris’ splendid line of monuments, the axe historique (historic axis; also called the grand axis), passes through the Tuileries gardens before reaching IM Pei’s glass pyramid at the entrance to the world’s largest museum, the Louvre.


7. Champs-Elysees & Grands Boulevards (Chapter) Lonely Planet

Baron Haussmann reshaped the cityscape around the Arc de Triomphe, from which 12 avenues radiate, including the Champs-Élysées. To its east are gourmet shops garlanding the Église de la Madeleine, the Palais Garnier opera house and Grands Boulevards’ department stores.


8. Eiffel Tower & Western Paris (Chapter) Lonely Planet

Home to very well-heeled Parisians, this is where you can get up close and personal with the city’s symbolic tower as well as striking new architecture in the high-rise business district of La Défense just outside central Paris.

You can pick and choose from complete guides and individual chapters, and download them to any device you like.

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