Moon MapGuide Paris
By Aurelia d'Andrea
Fourth Edition, March 2014
Price: $14.99 USD
In the sleek Moon MapGuide Paris, Paris resident Aurelia d’Andrea profiles the best of the city to simplify your trip. This guide combines discreet, laminated, fold-out maps with selective listings of the hottest sights, shops, restaurants, amusements, nightlife, and hotels to help you navigate the city—without looking like a typical tourist.
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.