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America’s number 1 bestselling go back and forth sequence Written by way of greater than a hundred seventy five outspoken tourists around the world, Frommer’s entire courses aid tourists event locations the way in which locals do. extra each year up to date publications than the other sequence 16-page colour part and foldout map in all annual courses Outspoken evaluations, distinctive costs, and prompt itineraries Dozens of specific maps in an easy-to-read, two-color layout you will by no means fall into the vacationer traps in the event you trip with Frommer's. it really is like having a pal convey you round, taking you to the locations locals like most sensible. Our professional authors have already long gone far and wide it's possible you'll go—they've performed the legwork for you, and they are now not afraid to inform it love it is, saving you time and cash. No different sequence bargains candid reports of such a lot of lodges and eating places in all expense levels. each Frommer's commute advisor is updated, with certain costs for every thing, dozens of colour maps, and fascinating assurance of activities, procuring, and nightlife. you would be misplaced with out us! thoroughly up to date each year (unlike many of the competition), Frommer's Paris beneficial properties attractive full-color photographs of the attractions and studies that wait for you. It covers all of the conventional vacationer favorites but in addition enables you to in on neighborhood unearths, local hangouts, and little-known gem stones. In case you are frightened concerning the city's excessive costs, we have now integrated tips about discovering the easiest airfare, plus a number of reasonable motels and eating places. And if cash isn't any item, we will convey you the simplest areas to spend it, from the Ritz to the hippest new boutique inns, from grand eating rooms serving vintage haute delicacies to the newest state-of-the-art eating places. you will depend on Frommer's for an entire consultant to the city's points of interest, from the Louvre to Notre-Dame. we've got incorporated steered itineraries plus a bankruptcy of unique jogging excursions to help you get conversant in the main interesting neighborhoods. we will assist you locate the city's top pastries, benefit from the most sensible after-dark diversions, and store til you drop; then we are going to take you on aspect journeys to Versailles, Chartres, Fontainebleau, Giverny and Disneyland Paris. it is all right here in a single easy-to-use consultant, whole with a colour fold-out map and colour map of the Metro.

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PA R I S I N D E P T H Impressions I am the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris, and I have enjoyed it. —John F. Kennedy (1961) time tastes would change and plans the heavy, thick walls of Romanesque structures and allowed ceilings to soar, would be altered. walls to thin, and windows to proliferate. ANCIENT ROMAN Gothic interiors enticed churchgoers’ ( 1 2 5 B. C . – A . D. 4 5 0 ) gazes upward to high ceilings filled with France was Rome’s first transalpine con- light. Graceful buttresses and spires quest, and the legions of Julius Caesar soared above town centers.

On August 10, 1792, troops from Marseilles, aided by a Parisian mob, threw Louis XVI (1754–93) and his Austrian-born queen, Marie Antoinette (1755–93), into prison. 1814 Aided by a coalition of France’s enemies, especially England, the Bourbon monarchy under Louis XVIII is restored. ■ 1821 Napoleon Bonaparte dies. ■ 1824 Louis XVIII dies, and Charles X succeeds him. ■ 1830 Charles X is deposed, and the more liberal LouisPhilippe is elected king; Paris prospers as it industrializes. ■ Several months later, after countless humiliations and a bogus trial, they were guillotined at place de la Révolution (later renamed place de la Concorde) on January 21, 1793.

You’ll find some of the best examples of their works in the Musée d’Orsay. Impressionist greats include: Edouard Manet (1832–83), whose groundbreaking Picnic on the Grass (1863) and Olympia (1863) helped inspire the movement with their harsh realism, visible brushstrokes, and thick outlines; Claude Monet (1840–1926), who launched the movement officially in an 1874 exhibition in which he exhibited his Turner-inspired Impression, Sunrise (1874), now in the Musée Marmottan; Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919), known for his figures’ ivory skin and chubby pink cheeks; Edgar Degas (1834–1917), an accomplished painter, sculptor, and draftsman—his pastels of dancers and bathers are particularly memorable; and Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), the greatest Impressionist-era sculptor, who 27 crafted remarkably expressive bronzes.

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