Twenty-eight intrepid Americans assembled Sunday, September 19, 2010, at the Hotel Londres-Eiffel on the Left Bank to begin our five and one-half day "Rick Steves' 'Best of Paris' tour. Our excellent guide Rolinka met us that afternoon and was our constant and informative companion throughout.
We saw Paris, from the great monuments to the neighborhoods, from the wonderful (and crowded) museums to the palate-pleasing restaurants, but of course could only sample a small portion of the city's delights.
This book captures some of the highlights of our visit, from the commonplace (the Eiffel Tower) to the unexpected (three girls who posed for us on the sidewalk).
In the end, it is my own personal view of Paris, but a beautiful one at that.