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Berlitz: Lille Pocket Guide

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Berlitz: Lille Pocket Guide, book reviewThe Berlitz Lille Pocket Guide is such a tiny format that it really could fit in some pockets, measuring 4 inches by 5.75 inches. Despite that it does contain plenty of information; the font is of course small, but not to the extent that you would strain your eyes when reading.

The guide begins with a double page that has colour photos of Lille’s top ten attractions, which include the Porte de Paris, the Modern Art Museum, the Vieille Bourse and Wazemmes covered market. Each picture has a caption that tells you the page number where you can find out more about the attraction.


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Paris 2010 (Everyman Mapguides)

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Paris 2010 (Everyman MapGuides) by Clemence Jacquinet, Shelley Wanger, book reviewI already owned the Rough Guide to Paris but felt that it was too heavy to take with me on a short trip where I would be walking around the city a great deal. I went in search of a guide book that was lighter in weight and was delighted when I found the Everyman Mapguide for Paris 2010. Paris 2010 is a guidebook with fold-out maps – ten of districts of Paris, as well as one for the city of Paris as a whole and one for the Paris Metro. Fold-out pages at the start of the book give very brief information on history, architecture, ethnic Paris and excursions that can be made. These pages also provide details of emergency phone numbers, internet cafes, opening times and a diary of events among other topics.

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The Rough Guide to Paris

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The Rough Guide to Paris By Ruth Blackmore, By James McConnachie, book reviewThe Rough Guide to Paris begins with a ‘Colour Section’ on glossy paper consisting of an introduction, information on what to see and when to go, and twenty things not to miss. There are plenty of colour photographs as well as inserts on the Metro, the River Seine, and Paris climate. The names of monuments and sights are in bold so they are easy to spot. The twenty things not to miss include the obvious ones such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame cathedral, but also point out several lesser-known attractions, for example the hammam at the Paris mosque and art-house cinemas. Page references are given for each so that it is easy to find more details in the guide.

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History & Mystery: Paris

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Paris (AA History and Mystery) By AA PublishingAny traveller needing a guidebook to Paris is likely to be spoilt for choice. Anyone interested in walking the streets of France’s capital city and discovering less well-known sights, however, would find “History and Mystery: Paris” a delightful book. The guide gives details of twenty-four walking tours in various districts of Paris; the titles of these tours range from “Pyramids and Palaces” to “Down and Out in Paris” or “How the Other Half Live”.

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