Reviews - What do customers think about Michelin the Green Guide Paris (Michelin Green Guides)?
More important than my camerea. Jul 12, 2008
Recommended by my French professor, I leaned heavily upon the expertise of the Michelin Green Guide during my first trip to Paris. The guide proved its worth over and over again. Despite the abundance of tourist guides for Europe and the vast expanse known as the Internet, this particular guide deserves a special place in your travel bag because:
It is thorough. Every detail you wanted to know - and some you could not imagine - can be found in this Guide. Architecture? History? The nearest bus stop? It's all there. Unlike most tourist books, the Green Guide covers ALL OF PARIS. You will find every big and little neighborhood arranged in alphabetical order.
It provides decent walking tours, and not just for touristy neighborhoods, either. These are essential for the renegade explorer who craves something other than a cookie-cutter experience abroad.
Maps maps maps! Maps of the gardens of Versailles, map of the Métro, maps of the cemeteries... The floor plans of museums (Le Grand Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, etc.) help as well.
One of my favorite parts of the book is the front flap. It contains a list of unusual métro stations - a list that becomes enormously valuable when the weather doesn't allow traditional sight-seeing. If for no other reason, choose this guide for the flap: it starts out strong, and only illuminates your mind from there.
sufficient, but a bit disappointing Apr 7, 2008
I have used the Michelin green guides for years and am now in the travel business, specifically doing business in France. I find this current edition a bit lacking, though it is generally a good guide. Unfortunately, there seems to be a "dumbing-down" of the guides in English (are we Americans not sophisticated travelers?); the same guide written is French is much more complete and detailed; I would opt for it if you read French...if not, for a more detailed cultural guide try Blue Guide Paris
an historical journey through Paris Apr 6, 2008
A splendid pocket book to take with you as you walk or ride through Paris, notes on most buildings, good restaurants and handy cafes to stop by as you travel and a thorough historic background to this lovely City.
confusing Dec 2, 2007
Michelin the Green Guide Paris (Michelin Green Guides) The main issue is the way the guide is constructed: neighborhoods by alphabetical order... I was walking from one area to another and had to try to find out which page to go. each area has a good detailed map but the maps are not linked and when moving one won't know where the map continues. Also, there are very few hotels/restaurants listed and minor attractions, like small museums, are hardly reported. I would not buy again
Michelin Green guides RULE for France Nov 21, 2007
"Les Guides Mich" as the French refer to this series, is a series of tour books for different regions of France. Some are available only in French; the most popular are in English. A trip to Paris DEMANDS this guide -- far superior to Rick Steve's series. Walking tours, wonderful maps, and enough information for even the persons who have often visited Paris. I also suggest, for the photography, National Geographic's "PARIS"
The Michelin RED guides are for lodging and restaurants, by the way.