Paris 2006

date Feb 5, 2008
authors Rick Steves
reading time 1 min
  • Book Title: Paris 2006
  • Author: Rick Steves
  • Year written/published: 2006
  • Book Source: Google Books, Library
  • Summary: Travel guide to Paris
  • My Comments: Rick Steves’ books are always very informative and practical… how to see Paris like a true local with little cost! I could vividly imagine the well-described walks
  • Some extracts:

About travel…

Travel is intensified living – maximum thrills per minute and one of the last great sources of legal adventure. Travel is freedom. It’s recess, and we need it. … … Affordable travel is a matter of priorities. You can travel – simply, safely and comfortably – nearly anywhere in Europe for 100 dollars a day, plus transportation costs. In many ways, spending more money only builds a thicker wall between you and what you came to see. … … Globe-trotting destroys ethnocentricity. It helps you understand and appreciate different culture. … … Travel changes people. It broadens perspectives and teaches new ways to measure quality of life.

Paris in days plan…

  • Day1 morning: historic Walk featuring Ile de la Cite, Notre-Dame, Latin Quarter and Sainte Chapelle. Afternoon: Tour the Louvre Evening: Cruise the Seine river
  • Day2 morning: Champs-Elysees Walk from Arc de Triomphe down the grande avenue des Champs-Elysees to Tuileries Garden. Midday: Orsay Museum Afternoon: Rodin Museum or Napolean’s Tomb or Versailles Night: Trcocadero scene and a twilight ride up the Eiffel Tower

Getting around Paris:

The Metro, RER and buses all work on same tickets – Public-Transit Ticket. A carnet of 10 tickets cost around 10.70 Euro.

Key bus routes for tourists: Bus 69, 87, 24, 63 Paris at a glance:

  • Louvre
  • Orsay
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Arc de Trimphe
  • Sainte Chapelle
  • Versailles
  • Notre-Dame Catherdral
  • Scare-Coer
  • Pompiduo Center
  • Champs-Elysees

Bets views over the city of light:

  1. Eiffel Tower
  2. Arc De Trimphe
  3. Le Grade Arche de la Defense
  4. Notre-Dame’s Tower
  5. Galeries Lafayette in Opera District (free)
  6. Montparnasse Tower
  7. Pompiduo Tower
  8. Trocadero Square (free)

Paris Train Stations:

  1. Gare St. Lazare
  2. Gare du Nord
  3. Gare L’est
  4. Gare du Lyon
  5. Gare d’Austerlitz
  6. Gare Montparnasse