Best For: Families
Bringing your kids on your next trip to Paris? This guidebook will help you tour Paris in a child centered way. You'll find cafes where Parisians take their children, items on Parisian menus that appeal to children and even where to find merry-go-rounds.
It also touches on more practical information such as how to find a babysitter and words you may need at a pharmacy if your child gets sick.
Best For: Connoisseurs of Quiet, Slow Travelers
Ah, what a fantastic idea for a book. Quiet Paris is all about hidden, tranquil places where one can get away from the crowds and experience a more intimate Paris. From bookshops to places of worship, this book will show you a side of Paris that may be a little more quiet, but is definitely not any less special than the places most people visit.
Best For: Movie Lovers
This is THE guidebook for movie lovers taking a trip to Paris. Explore Paris a loa Truffaut, Godard or Hebpurn, check out the Old Paris of '30's and '40's film classics, fill your movie loving heart up with guides to locations used in 160 films.
Best For: Public Transportation Fans
If you want an easy way to see Paris get your hands on the only official guidebook to Paris using the Metro. 145 of Paris's 300 metro stations are covered including a map of each neighborhood, unusual tips, sites to visit and more.
The metro is such a great way to get around, why not use it as a means to explore the city?
Forever Paris: 25 Walks in the Footsteps of Chanel, Hemingway, Picasso, and More by Christina Henry de Tessan
Best For: Bookworms, Art Lovers, History Buffs
Paris is a city full of stories. If you use Forever Paris as your guide, you will find yourself exploring those stories by following in the footsteps of 27 of Paris's artists, authors, lovers and politicians. Can you imagine dining in Napoleon's favorite restaurant or exploring Josephine Baker's haunts?
The book gives you a little background on each person and their relationship to Paris followed by a walking tour of places they once enjoyed. What a remarkable way to spend a day of your vacation!
Hidden Gardens of Paris: A Guide to the Parks, Squares, and Woodlands of the City of Light by Susan Cahill
Best For: Nature Lovers, Romantics
It's easy to find excitement and bustle in the city of lights, but sometimes you just want serenity, trees, flowers, fountains and ponds. If this sounds like you, you are in luck. Hidden Gardens of Paris helps you find incredible, tucked away, off the beaten track places that you probably would miss if you were just exploring on your own.
A few examples of what you will find in the book are a garden out of sight on the roof of the Gare Montparnasse, a garden that is invisible from the street and only accessible if you know how to find the path and a square with a children's carousel hidden inside a grove of oak and maples.
Best For: Fashionistas, Manhattanites
Curated hotspots and hidden gems in one of the world's greatest fashion destinations. What more could a girl want? From where to go for lunch with your friends to the best places to buy vintage clothes, this guidebook gives you the chance to travel in Paris like a true insider.
While a lot of guidebooks focus on the tried and true tourist destinations, The Fashion Insider's Guide to Paris is more about the details like finding a place to get a great facial or take an early morning yoga class. This would be a great guide for big city girls looking for the same type of amenities and excitement they are used to!
Markets of Paris, 2nd Edition: Food, Antiques, Crafts, Books, and More by Long and Marjorie R. Williams
Best For: Antique junkies, book lovers, foodies, & market mavens
One of my favorite things to do in Paris was visit the food markets. The colors, the people, the amazzzzing produce. They are truly a food lovers paradise. Markets of Paris is a pocket sized book that gives you an easy to use overview of the markets (food, antiques, crafts, books and more) in Paris and even better, it is organized by arrondissement giving you an easy way to find markets based on the locations you will be visiting.