Pocket Paris (Lonely Planet Pocket Guides): Encounter Guide

Pocket Paris - Catherine Le Nevez, Lonely Planet We are planning for our first trip to Paris, and this little book is the third I've read as part of the process. I was only partway through the text when I announced that this book would go along with us.Divided up by neighborhoods (although not by arrondissement), the book shows the top sights, makes recommendations for dining, and even provides money-saving tips. There is a separate section of "bests," which specifically calls out free attractions, museums, and kid-friendly activities. The pull-out map has the streets and attractions on one side and the Metro system on the other.As I mentioned above, the book is not divided by arrondissement, but it does cite them for each listing (unlike a previous book I read, which only gives you the Metro stop).The book also contains a "survival guide," with telephone instructions, information about electric current and type of plugs used in France, and some basic conversational French phrases.The book is tiny, but it's full of useful material. Highly recommended.