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I'm a 30 something who loves to travel.  I have a full time job and enjoy writing (or blogging) about my travels.  I've traveled through several countries in Europe as well as Russia and Egypt.  I also enjoy domestic travel in the United States, including Disney.  My long term travel goal is to do a round the world trip.  

Monday, December 14, 2009

Naughty Paris - A Lady's Guide to the Sexy City

This is a review of Naughty Paris - A Lady's Guide to the Sexy City by Heather Stimmler-Hall

This is not a traditional travel guide, it's a fun guide to Paris written by and for Ladies. I suppose guys might find it interesting too, but it's definitely a girly book. It made me feel sexy, do you need to know more?

It starts with a review of French Culture - men and women and how they relate and interact. They're apparently quite different from Americans. I really never thought about actually meeting a french man if I went to Paris, but after reading this it didn't seem to insane, nor did the cultural differences seem so intimidating. Sprinkled throughout the book is bits and pieces of french culture, the little things that we don't always think about but will make our interactions with the French more pleasant.

The book goes into hotels, and restaurants in the city. I don't know any of these places, but they seem to be a little more out of the box then what you would find in a traditional guide book.

The book also goes into where to shop (for a variety of less and more naughty stuff), shows to see, and clubs to go to. Heather pushes the edges of "normal" places to go including information on libertine clubs, but she does this without being raunchy or offensive.

This is not your traditional guide book, you're not going to find out the best door to go in at the Louvre. But it made me feel sexy. It made me want to go and skip the Louvre.