Looking for a travel guide that goes where other guides fear to tread? One that rides roughshod over ad-copy puffery to smartly deliver the real scoop on a destination's sites and attractions? One that dares to be honest, hip, and fun? Look no more. Frommer's Irreverent Travel Guides are wickedly irreverent, unabashedly honest, and downright hilarious, and provide an insider's perspective on which attractions are overrated tourist traps and which are the secret gems that locals love. You'll get the lowdown on restaurants, lodging, and shopping, and even find out what the locals think of you. "Like being taken around by a savvy local," said the New York Times. "Hipper and savvier than other guides," concurred Diversion magazine. Never shy about confronting the issues, the Irreverents are guides to real travel in the real world.
The City of Lights has never been viewed with more humor, honesty, and style than it is in Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Paris, which presents the insiders' Paris, blemishes and all. Get the lowdown on where the real artists hang out, where to find atmospheric and affordable bistros, and how to uncover treasures in the city's famous flea markets. Find out how the French smoke and drink their way through meals and still look trÃ¨s stylin'. And what's behind this mass lovefest for Jerry Lewis anyway? No other travel guide so deftly and wittily deconstructs the French penchant for posturing; on the other hand, no other guide offers such incisive takes on the old-fashioned 19th-century heart that beats beneath all that attitude. With Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Paris, you'll have the smartest, funniest, hippest companion guide to a complex and magical destination.