Top Ten Paris

I thought I would use this for a student tour of Paris, but never did. Still it’s a good (even if obvious) selection of the best Paris has to offer.

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How Rick Steves ruined tourism in France… almost.

Everyone knows who Rick Steves is, no? My first encounter with his brand of tourism was in a hotel in France on the rue cler. I was inadvertently placed in a “Rick Steves Endorsed” hotel. not a bad place but crawling with families carrying the same guidebook and having the same Parisian experience. It was quite frightening. No sense of adventure. Just follow the guide. Traveling is a personal experience and should be open to varying whims. I also don’t go to France to be surrounded by ditto heads.

A very affable and dumbed down tour guide – but I guess fits the bill for many families.

2003 Guide to France