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"Andrew Harper's Paris: A Personal Guide to the Best of the City" is an informed selection of my favorite hotels, restaurants, shops and attractions. A host of maps and photographs help make it practical as well as inspiring. Don't think of it as an all-inclusive guide book, so much as a hand-drawn map of the best of Paris.

Highlights of Andrew Harper's Paris include:


I made my reputation with candid hotel reviews, and here I profile my 14 favorite Parisian properties, from grand palace addresses to intimate Left Bank alternatives. Entries feature my personal insights on room selection, dining choices and notable hotel features. They also include links to exclusive Harper member privileges and rates.


I review 83 of my favorite restaurants, from grand haute cuisine dining rooms to friendly neighborhood bistros. Featured categories include brasseries, wine bars, modern cuisine and romantic favorites. Each entry features specific menu recommendations, as well as comprehensive service and contact details.


The shopping section features a smartly edited collection of 113 boutiques, salons and markets, all worthwhile travel destinations in their own rights. This choice selection includes fashion salons, beauty spas, art galleries, fine art studios, bookstores, and food and wine specialty stores. All shopping entries feature maps, contact details, opening hours and personal recommendations.


I offer my advice on the best way to visit the major attractions, but focuses most of his attention on the small gems of Paris: intimate museums, neighborhood gardens, walking tours and a list of his own iconic Parisian experiences. Recommended day trips and overnight excursions are also detailed, as are suggestions for visitors with children.

About Andrew Harper

Free of advertising since its inception in June 1979, Hideaway Report is a private monthly publication for sophisticated travelers. The selection of hotels, resorts and restaurants for inclusion in this publication is made on a completely independent basis, with Andrew Harper LLC paying full rate for all meals, lodging and related travel expenses. Andrew Harper and his editors travel incognito to write candid and unbiased travel reviews for a membership service, which provides personalized travel-planning assistance, bespoke tours and valuable travel privileges to its members.

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App Changes

March 27, 2013 New version 1.1.1
May 09, 2012 New version 1.1
April 19, 2012 Initial Release

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