Author Jayne Boisvert came to the table with a bag full of tips and tricks on how to make the most out of being a tourist on a limited reserve in the city of Paris. In an easy-to-read guide, I found it creative the way a distinction was made between playing the role of a snob while at the same time finding suitable ways to cut expenses. A happy medium between the two was clearly demonstrated.
There is truly a way to avoid the expected long lines at museums, especially, during seasonal times. A lot too can be said for saving dough by avoiding some of the overly high-priced eateries. When there’s a will there’s a way. As far as transportation around the city goes, there are other means suggested other than paying expensive cab fares. This guide book is like having your own personal, outgoing French speaking native right at your side.
Numerous activities such as places to go and things to do are laid out right at your feet. It certainly takes the hassle out of planning what to do next. Additionally, included in this book are scores of FREE things to do while in Paris. It’s just a matter of knowing where to go. Having this guide at your side to navigate around Paris would be a boon.
It’s advisable to plan accordingly. For example, if you have three days to spend, there is only so much you can do in that limited amount of time. Some may choose to see all they can and be on the go from morning till late at night. However others may choose to spend more time at one particular exhibit or place and stroll around and enjoy the sights. This all comes down to scheduling built upon a personal preference. Not cast in concrete, plans may be subject to change while upstream. The way I see it, that adds to the adventure of traveling.
Finally, if it’s a thirst you crave for writers, journalists, politicians and other dignitaries of the cherished past, Paris is the place to be. Feel free to visit the hotels and cafés, some of which are still standing today where many of these celebrities frequented.
With no reservations, I would recommend this well-put-together guide to anyone seriously considering visiting Paris. In fact, I propose that many of its ideas and underlying strategies would suffice as an invaluable resource for visiting many major cities.