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"Walking Paris"

When I went to Paris many years ago, I used a charming book, which is no longer updated. I saw some lovely and unusual things.I was wondering if any of you had found a good book for walks in Paris.

There are several out: "Paris Walks 2 (on foot guide)" amazon.com/Paris-Walks-2nd-Foot-Guides/dp/07…

"Walking Paris: 30 Original Walks: amazon.com/Walking-Paris-Thirty-Original-Aro…

"City Walks: Paris: 50 Adventures on Foot," organized on cards amazon.com/City-Walks-Paris-Adventures-Foot/…

"Time Out Paris Walks 1" amazon.com/Time-Paris-Walks-Book-Of/dp/01402…

"Historic Paris Walks" amazon.com/Historic-Paris-Walks-Codogan-Guid…

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Hi Lori,

I have The Paris Mapguide which I love. It is small and the maps are very detailed.


My other fave is Knopf Mapguides Paris (they just came out with a 2013 version. Also small, it has useful detailed fold-out maps.


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One more...The Little Black Book of Paris, which I like for research.


I'm sure there are plenty of others, but these have worked for me.

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I just got this one


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I have the City Walks cards and like the convenience of them. Each card has a detailed map on one side and a description of the walk on the other. Some are good, some are not very inspired IMO. If you like a walk laid out for you, these work well.

I just purchased the knopf mapguides that Cindy mentioned in post 1. It includes very detailed maps of areas that are often just mentioned in passing in other guide books with suggestions of what to do in each location (museums, restaurants, bars, shopping). I love it and am excited to use it on my trip next month.

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Great thread here. I've heard Paris is a wonderful city for walking & exploring. My wife and I are going for the first time in October so I picked up the Knopf Map Guide to Paris as well. The folding map design is well thought out.

I would also suggest "Forever Paris" (25 walks in the footsteps of Chanel, Hemingway, Picasso, and more). Each walk has highlighted places along the way that reflect the inspirations and influences of each person. There's a map for each walk showing the points of interest as they pertain to that person's aspects. It includes walks about Edith Piaf, Julia Child, Audrey Hepburn, Monet, Matisse and others. I'm going to do the Hemingway walk myself. I plan on reading A Movable Feast just before going on our trip to add to the experience.

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Doing guided walks is also a nice alternative to reading books and following lines on maps. I like http://www.paris-walks.com/ but there are several walking companies recommended here.

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i like the old (meaning out of print--but you can order it at several online sites) Landes and Landes "Pariswalks." I also love a little book called "Insight Guides: Paris Step By Step."

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If you're a film buff, you might enjoy "Paris Movie Walks" by Michael Schurmann. It includes 10 walks, loads of film locations and much, much more.

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