- A practical guide to discovering Paris' finest places, buildings, restaurant, shops, museums, neighborhoods, parks, hotels and caf s- Revised and updated editionIf you really want to get under the skin of a city, the 500 Hidden Secrets series, which covers a number of cities from Havana to Ghent, all written by people who know the cities inside out, is ideal. It's an innovative and refreshing take on the traditional travel guide. - The IndependentFor tourists who want to avoid the well-known tourist spots and discover the locals favorite addresses, and for residents who want to get to know their city even better, this handy little guide is eminently useful. Written by a true local, the book includes lists such as the 5 best vintage markets, the 5 best workplaces for freelancers and the 5 best concert venues. It features 500 addresses and facts that few people know, such as an elegant spice shop that sells condiments from all over the world, a small stationer's where the daylight streams in gloriously and you can find the most beautiful Japanese paper creations, or a little shop where gifts like embroidered serviettes are made to order.Contents: 120 Places to Eat or Buy Good Food; 45 Places to Go for a Drink; 60 Places to Shop; 35 Places for Fashion; 90 Places to Discover Paris; 35 Places to Enjoy Culture; 35 Things to do with Children; 20 Places to Sleep; 35 Places to Go Out; 25 Random Good-to-know Places and Urban Details.
About the Author
Marie Farman lives and works in Paris. She specializes in writing about design and decorative arts (for magazines such as Les Echos, Milk Decoration) and is the author of Paris Designers and Their Interiors.