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Fodor’s Paris 2015 (Full-color Travel Guide)

Fodor's Paris 2015 (Full-color Travel Guide)

Paris is an all-time top destination for travelers, and it’s easy to see the allure: the experiences—dining, shopping, museum-going, neighborhood strolling—are all legendary.  This stunning full-color Fodor’s guide captures the best of the City of Light, from the masterful cuisine to the sweeping romance of the Eiffel Tower.

NEW THIS EDITION: Paris is always changing, and this edition captures the City of Light’s hottest new restaurants, hotels, shops, and more.  Parisian life, from the luxurious finds on the Champs-Élysées boutiques to the simple pleasure of the perfect croissant, is covered in dazzling detail.

ILLUSTRATED FEATURES:  Rich color features help travelers make the most of top experiences, from visiting awe-inspiring Notre-Dame and Versailles to seeing top artwork in the Musée du Louvre and exploring the Seine on foot or by boat. And the Eiffel Tower gets its own splashy spread.

ESSENTIAL TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: Paris’s top attractions and museums are broken down at a glance, as are the top itineraries, best bets for restaurants and lodging, and what to do with kids or without. Each neighborhood has a convenient overview with highlights and practical advice for getting around and planning a visit.

DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor’s Paris 2013 offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.

VALUE ADD PULLOUT MAP: A handy take-along Paris map provides added value, giving travelers essential information about top attractions and nearby dining so they can travel with confidence.

ABOUT FODOR’S AUTHORS: Each Fodor’s Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.

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Palais de Tokyo Paris

The Palais de Tokyo (modern art museum) taken from the Eiffel tower, Paris. Behind is the Palais Gallieri. Photo by Strobilomyces.

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In this special inaugural issue of its new format, the magazine of the Palais de Tokyo tells the story of over 70 years of artistic life in Paris. In-depth perspectives on its exhibitions and programmes highlight the history of the visual arts in France, which has come to be written through the openings, multiple renovations and changing uses of the building. With numerous images, plus testimonials, interviews and several previously unpublished documents, it invites the reader to discover the Palais anew. Includes texts by, among others, Jean-Baptiste Minnaert and Didier Schulmann, and interviews with Dominique Païni, Lacaton & Vassal and Robert Delpire, to name a few.

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Three words have long epitomised the avant-garde in Paris in recent years. Palais de Tokyo has been defining creative accessibility since 2002 with its anti-museum aesthetic and multi-disciplinary ethos around contemporary art. Occupying a monumental building built for the Paris International Exhibition in 1937 in the 16th arrondissement, Palais de Tokyo presents a network of cavernous spaces over 22,000 square meters, where equally monumental installations and events are staged by both established and emerging international artists and performers.

With an annual residency programme focused on young artists as well as an outdoor art garden, cinema, technology and entertainment venue, eateries and one of the best-stocked bookshops in the capital open until midnight, Palais de Tokyo is a destination experience of enterprise and electricity in the City of Light.

http://www.palaisdetokyo.com/

Palais de Tokyo Paris

13 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, France

+33 1 81 97 35 88

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Jonathan Velardi | Melting Butter Arts + Culture ContributorJonathan is our UK-based correspondent covering all eye-pleasing things for Melting Butter’s Arts & Culture pages. Being a contemporary visual artist working in public spaces around the world as well as a freelance culture writer for sites and publications like Ohh Deer and London Calling, Jonathan brings a rare combination of talent from the worlds of editorial, conceptual art, design and lifestyle. Be sure to check his blog and his art practice, which satisfy his hunger for both high and low culture. Follow his tweets too: @JMVELARDIRead about Jonathan’s favourite hotspots here.

 

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(Feature Photo: Henrique Oliveira Baitogogo installation – photo: André Morin courtesy of Palais de Tokyo Paris)

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