am 28. Juni 1999
The Paris guide book is a visually stunning travel guide but its themes are dated, evoking a pre-war Paris of writers and painters and strolls along the Champs Elysees, when today Paris is a much more consumer-based society with all the trappings of American cities. We managed to find an affordable hotel with Parisian charm but with little thanks to this book. The maps are little more than cryptic diagrams, making it difficult to find the enticing restaurants the guide lists. Much of the information needs to be updated to serve as a true guide book. Knopf Guide Paris, like the other books in this series, are richly illustrated and give you interesting historic insights into the city but will only disappoint you if you rely on them to circumnvaigate the city.