National Geographic Traveler Paris is the ideal companion for anyone visiting the most beautiful city in the world. Paris can be seen as a magical, timeless place where Notre-Dame, the Tour Eiffel, and the hill of Montmartre are unchanging stages for a glorious story, populated with extraordinary characters from the past. Or, we can keep our eyes firmly fixed on the present, exploring multicultural districts like Belleville, or the futuristic constructions such as the celebrated Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, the new anthropological museum. We can wander aimlessly along the streets of the Marais or the grands boulevards, follow the Seine or stroll through the corridors of the Louvre, with that idle curiosity the French call flânerie. Readers will find detailed information on the best way to visit the essential venues, and a myriad of less well-known locations, from secret Paris parks to the elegant Avenue Montaigne. The guide includes maps for walking tours around the Marais, the grand boulevards, and Montparnasse.
Updated edition Feb 2021