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At the start of the 17th century, Paris was known for a few monuments, but it had not yet put its brand on urban space. Like many European cities, it was still emerging from its medieval past. But within a century, Paris would be transformed into the modern and mythic city we now know. Most people associate the signature characteristics of Paris with the 19th century. Joan DeJean demonstrates that the Parisian model for urban space was in fact invented two centuries earlier, when the first full design for the French capital was implemented.
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Thousands of visitors to Paris have walked through its historic and enchanting quarters with the classic Pariswalks guidebook in hand. Now you can put on your earphones, keep your eyes on the historic buildings, colorful shops, and hidden courtyards, and enjoy your own personally guided audio tour of Paris with the Pariswalks Audio Guide. Each walk is designed as a fascinating half day experience.
This audio guide to Barcelona is made for independent travelers with an interest in the stories behind famous places in the Spanish city.
In China, the world’s next superpower, life is comfortable for the fortunate few. For others, it’s a hand-to-mouth struggle for a full stomach, a place to live, wages for work done, and freedom to speak openly. In a place where few things are more important than food, “Have you eaten yet?” is another way of saying hello. After traversing the country and meeting its people, Ang shares her delicious experiences with us.
On this walk through Barcelona, you'll experience the "visual architectural party" of the city's streets; wander the Boqueria Market, Europe's largest, where produce is art and every possible kind of seafood is on brilliant display; ramble through the Rambunctious Ramblas; stop for hot chocolate and churros and learn how chocolate came to Barcelona; walk through a lush, green cloister with its bubbling fountains and gabbling geese....
Welcome to Venice. Gently sinking into the surrounding lagoons, this once great naval power now draws in over three million international visitors each year. But what makes Venice one of the World's top destinations? A World Heritage Site where the only traffic is on water, the city's architecture, culture and arts combine to create a uniquely romantic experience.
Here you will find everything you want to know about Stockholm´s Old Town, its history and its legends. You will be told how it all started in the 13th century and this audio will help you work your way through the small, winding, charming streets. Utgiven av Adelphi Audio.
Rome's two and a half millennia of history are reflected not only in her fascinating architecture but also in her intricate, winding streets. Now you can put on your earphones and let Romewalks Audio Guide unveil the immense cultural treasures that lie within the walls of this Mediterranean city. Romewalks will charm you with anecdotes from Roman history and gossip about the people, art, religion, archeology, architecture, and cuisine of Rome.
"A fresh approach"
Jeff Shaara, America's premier Civil War novelist, gives a remarkable guided tour of one of the Civil War battlefields every American should visit. He captures the true meaning and magnitude of the conflict.
"A good guide but could have been better."
Get ready for a one-of-a-kind audio experience: discover Florence through intimate, guided audio walking tours of the city's most historic and enchanting quarters. There are four guided tours for you to listen to as you walk through Florence, plus essential Italian words and phrases that every traveler wants to know.
Whether you're planning your trip or already there, Frommer's Best of Paris will take you through the top 20 sites, from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre. This tour includes a map to help you get around, and itineraries to put it all together. Pauline Frommer, travel expert and creator of Pauline Frommer's Travel Guides, guides you through the best of the City of Lights.
We'll guide you through the narrow, winding streets and along the canals past many of the city's most stunning churches and art galleries and through its picturesque squares. We'll show you the most beautiful monuments - and perhaps the ugliest - as we tell you about their history and show you what to look out for.
Get ready for a one-of-a-kind audio experience: discover Venice through intimate, guided audio walking tours of the city's most historic and enchanting quarters. There are four guided tours for you to listen to as you walk through Venice, plus essential Italian words and phrases that every traveler wants to know.
As we stroll down this celebrated street, your guide to the Ramblas tell you its history - from the story behind its name to the role it played during the Spanish Civil War. We'll show you how to ensure that you come back to Barcelona and take you through the most beautiful food Market in the world.
On this tour of Pompeii, a city preserved by a volcano in 79 AD, we'll walk the ancient streets remarkably like our own. We'll hear about that incredible August day, 1900 years ago, when ash rained down from Mount Vesuvius, turning the sky black and encasing Pompeii in a time capsule.
Welcome to Amsterdam, one of the World's most popular cities. Her canals and liberal politics draw in over 4 million international visitors each year, but what makes her one of the World's top destinations? Socially diverse with an established coffee shop culture and internationally renowned Red Light District, her history, culture and arts create a memorable city experience.
Welcome to Prague. Once the capital of the Holy Roman Empire she now draws in over 4 million international visitors each year. So what makes the Czech Capital one of the World's top destinations? A UNESCO World Heritage Site with fantastic shopping and memorable nightlife, the city's history, culture and arts combine to create a memorable experience.
Welcome to London, the most popular city destination on Earth. Forget high prices and bad weather, over 15 million international visitors come and stay each year. So what makes the UK's no.1 city the World's top destination? Michelin starred restaurants, fantastic shopping and a great choice of pubs sit comfortably within the city's history, culture and arts to create a unique experience.
Welcome to Paris, Mainland Europe's most popular city. Her "haute cuisine" and "haute couture" draws in over 10 million international visitors each year. So what makes the French Capital one of the World's top destinations? Michelin starred restaurants, fantastic shopping and strolls along the Seine sit comfortably within the city's history, culture and arts in creating an unforgettable experience.
Paris - the city of lights, the crème de la crème, the cultural capital of Europe. In this guide you will be brought along to the city that has become the very symbol of style, beauty and love. Discover the joys of shopping, be rendered breathless by the fantastic treasures in the Louvre or dramatic buildings like Notre Dame and the Eiffel tower. Enrichen your trip with valuable tips about exciting parts of the city, sights, shopping, concerts, venues, eating and drinking.
Based on our much larger guide to Tampa Bay and Florida's West Cost, this zeroes in on Naples and The Everglades, Marco Island and Chokoloskee Island. This easy to listen to audiobook is packed with practical information and enticing facts that make it fun to read: Whether it be suggestions for finding the best food, lodging, kayaking, fishing, or shopping; even driving directions are included.
Tahiti is one of the Society Islands which, with the Gambiers, the Tuamotus, the Australs, and the Marquesas, make up French Polynesia. This archipelago spread out over several million square miles of the south central Pacific is a mixture of high volcanic islands and low coral atolls. All the detail you will need about these Pacific islands is in the guide - the hotels, restaurants, what to see and do, how to get around, the history and the culture.
"Lot's of great info here!"
There may be more deer, antelope, bighorn sheep, lizards and rattlesnakes than human residents in this epic sandstone wonderland. Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks are but a few of the fascinating places that have been officially designated in this state, and many more miles of unnamed desert, forest, canyons and rivers fill the land. Red sandstone buttes, blue mesas, purple rock pinnacles, and narrow spires create what has been dubbed "Color Country."
Your Atlanta Travel Guide is a book that leads you directly to the best Atlanta has to offer - it includes great tips for free things to do and free events throughout the year, neither of which is found in other travel books for Atlanta. A travel guide without fuss, this publication takes you to the most popular attractions and provides in-depth attraction profiles with addresses, directions, admission prices, parking, and opening hours.