Paris

Paris

eBook - 2017
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Lonely Planet Paris is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stroll through the iconic cityscape; marvel at the abundance of museums bursting with masterpieces; or savour the moment at a Parisian brasserie; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Paris and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Paris: - Full-colour maps and images throughout - Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests - Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots - Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices - Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss - Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, fashion, architecture, music, art, film, literature - Covers Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysees, Louvre, Les Halles, Montmartre, Le Marais, Menilmontant, Belleville, Bastille, Ile de la Cite, Ile St-Louis, Latin Quarter, St-Germain, Les Invalides, Montparnasse and more... eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) - Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews - Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience - Seamlessly flip between pages - Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash - Embedded links to recommendations' websites - Zoom-in maps and images - Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing...... The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Paris , our most comprehensive guide to Paris, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. - Looking for just the highlights of Paris? Check out Pocket Paris, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
Publisher: [United States] : Lonely Planet Publications : Made available through hoopla, 2017
ISBN: 9781786573094
1786573091
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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Margush
Nov 19, 2016

What a great book. I learned so many fascinating things about so many events and people. Beautifully written as well. I know that some people are intimidated by its size, but once you start reading it, you can't put it down.

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CMLibrary_gjd_0
Aug 17, 2016

I love, love, love this author! In my humble opinion he is THE Master of family saga historical fiction. You feel as though you're there when he describes the City of Light. I eagerly anticipate his next novel! In a world where James Patterson publishes something every month, it's hard to wait for these grand sweeping sagas, but wait I will!

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Cordeliaba
Aug 15, 2016

I consumed this as an audiobook, in preparation for a trip to Paris. Though the book was long, and some of the characters seemed a little ancillary, it provided a great overview of French history through the eyes of different types of people. This provided a great background for my trip to Paris, and made the experience much more meaningful.

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Katalinada
Mar 30, 2015

I loved this book. It is the first I have read from Rutherfurd. I actually enjoyed the wide span of time throughout the novel, and didn't mind the skipping around.

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tinazona
Mar 15, 2015

Very disappointed with this book. Obviously all characters were created and intertwined to fit the "Paris" story. I cannot decide if the author wants this to be a novel with historical facts, or a history lesson with some human stories in it to keep me interested. Didn't work for me at all.

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GLNovak
Dec 22, 2014

I always enjoy a good multifamily multigenerational saga full of history, and so I knew I would enjoy this one. Paris has a reputation around the world for being an exciting city where great things happen, and I think the great things were all here, portrayed as the various characters experienced them. The Eiffel tower is one of the main characters and its construction brought many of the families together. I did get a little confused going back and forth in time periods, and some of the names were muddling for me. All in all, though, the sweep of the story of the city and its rise to international greatness, its romantic and bloody times, its allure for tourists kept me going through all 1000+ pages.

mountainmadness Aug 04, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed Rutherfurd's sweeping multi-generational saga of Paris. He skillfully ties most of the story lines together near the end and we are left longing for more. I did not enjoy his skipping pointlessly through history which caused, for me, a loss of continuity in which character development suffers. In our fast paced reading world I think he should stick to chronological storytelling as in past books. When a historical writer propels you to research more of the depicted history I think he has done his job well. I found myself ordering material on the Belle Epoque, The Terror and the The French Resistance. I look forward to Rutherfurd's next tale and I hope it is not predictable.

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talktimereader
Jun 11, 2014

Unfortunately not one of Edward Rutherfurd's best. Lacked the action, detail, history and creatively of past novels like two of my favourites Sarum and London.

Strangely left me with the same awed yet unfulfilled and empty feeling I experience each time I visit Paris....

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zipread
Feb 25, 2014

Paris --- by Edward Rutherford. Rutherford has crafted a number of block-buster novels, all of them focused on world cities and some of the families who live in the. He explores their lives: their loves and their tragedies. Like “London” the scope of his work is ambitious: from the thirteenth century to post-war France. From Louis XIV to the Terror of the French Revolution to the French resistance of the war. There are nobles and commoners, madams and guillotined. The novel catches your breath. It runs away with you. How will this end? What will become of her? The questions lead you on. This book is not to be taken lightly. It tallies in at over 800 pages. Not the kind of thing you’ll knock off quick on the subway to work.But do not be daunted: you will be rewarded. Rutherford needs a big book to tell his big story. A story well worth pursuing.

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ColinMcKeen
Jan 07, 2014

Book was too heavy to hold

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