Frommer's Paris 2012

Frommer's Paris 2012 - Joseph Alexiou, Lily Heise, Sophie Nellis, Kate van den Boogert, Meg Zimbeck I selected this book on a whim and it turned out to be a fortuitous decision; we are going to Paris early in 2013. This guidebook provided invaluable information on each arrondissement, the shopping areas, hotels and sights to see.My favorite part of the book is the historical overview of Paris and its culture, discussing the origins of each administrative district, what has changed over time and the like. There is useful cultural advice contained therein, as well as an entire chapter of useful phrases (complete with phonetic pronunciation).I know it won't be the last guidebook I read before we depart, but I know that it will be one of the more helpful.