Moon MapGuide Paris
By Aurelia d'Andrea
Sixth Edition, July 2016
Price: $14.99 USD
Moon MapGuide Paris puts the best the City of Light has to offer at your fingertips. This compact guide puts the essentials of Paris’s must-see neighborhoods on discreet fold-out maps, helping you navigate the city without looking like a typical tourist.
Colored tabs make it easy to quickly flip to the location and activity you want. Find exactly what you’re looking for—whether that’s people watching in the Jardin des Tuileries, grabbing a bite to eat on the sun-drenched terrace of Café de Flore, experiencing Parisian Style at its finest at Colette, or meeting the green fairy at Vert d’Absinthe—without wading through what you don’t need.
For easy reference, Paris is divided into 10 color-coded maps of distinct, must-see neighborhoods:
- Quartier Latin/Les Îles
- Tour Eiffel/Arc de Triomphe/Trocadéro
- Grands Boulevards
- Louvre/Les Halles
- Canal St-Martin
Browse them individually to find stops as you go, or peruse more than 120 pages of things to see and do. Want an already-planned itinerary? Embark on three self-guided tours: The Best of Paris, Paris for Foodies, and Paris for Fashionistas.
Compact and easy-to-use, Moon MapGuide Paris offers travelers a simpler way to explore—unfold the city!
Journalist Aurelia d’Andrea’s infatuation with Paris began in high school French class, but it was in 2004—during a year-long adventure in the City of Light fueled by a steady diet of baguettes and Bordeaux—that she realized she was in love. Five years later, she packed up her San Francisco apartment and schlepped her husband, her dog, and seven bicycles back to the French capital. Today, bread, wine, and urban exploration still dominate her daily to-do list.
Besides being a source of non-stop creative inspiration, the city is a feast for the senses—and that’s what keeps this expat’s passion for Paris alive. After years of dedicated research, she can now share where to go for the best views of the city, which Louvre entrance has the shortest line, and which boulangerie bakes the best pain au chocolat.