The most complete Italian-language menu translator available, plus great restaurant picks for Italy’s major cities and towns! Available on amazon.com.
The 10th edition of Eating & Drinking in Paris is now available in paperback and ebook. This menu translator and restaurant guide features:
3,000 food-related words and phrases
100 fabulous places to eat and drink
30 unique food and wine stores
10 simple rules for dining in Paris
10 great outdoor markets.
Now available on amazon.com.
#1 Relax at a cafe: Relaxing at a café is one of the greatest pleasures of a trip to Paris. You can learn more sitting in a café for an hour than spending the day in a museum. In Paris, people-watching is like no other place in the world. Eating & Drinking in Paris will help you navigate the cafes, wine bars, and restaurants of Paris.
#2 Visit one of the lesser-known museums: Musée Marmottan-Claude Monet is named after Paul Marmottan, who donated his beautiful home to house his collection of historic furnishings. In 1966, when Monet’s son died in an automobile accident, the museum received over 130 works by the artist, including Impression-Sunrise, from which the Impressionist movement is said to have gotten its name. In addition to the well-known water lilies and paintings of his house in Giverny, you’ll also see Renoir’s portrait of Monet. Paris Made Easy will help you discover some of the lesser-know museums of Paris.
#3 Get your walk on: The real reason the French are thin ...
The French have two-hour lunches with lots of wine and dinners that include dishes smothered with delicious cream sauces, even more wine and sinful desserts. So why are they so thin? It’s simple: They walk everywhere. To the market, to the cinema and yes, to the bistro. Now, you too can travel to Paris, eat and drink all you want and (hopefully!) not gain a pound. All you have to do is venture out on the walks in our Paris Walks book.
Our 2019 editions of Amsterdam Made Easy and Berlin Made Easy are now available on amazon.com in both paperback and ebook editions.
Berlin Made Easy: Berlin is like no other city in the world. Despite the ravages of war, the brutal division of the wall, and the struggles of reunification, Berlin continues to look forward. You can marvel at historic buildings painstakingly renovated (such as the impressive Reichstag), or experience some of the most innovative modern architecture anywhere. But Berlin isn't about buildings. It's about feeling alive and vibrant. There's something for everyone. From museums like the Pergamonmuseum, with some of the world's greatest masterpieces, to poignant memorials like the Memorial to the Murdered Jews, to an exciting nightlife unlike any other city in Europe, Berlin will not disappoint.
Amsterdam Made Easy: Amsterdam has more canals than Venice, more bridges than Paris, more bicycles than cars, and perhaps more tolerance than any other city in the world. It's what makes Amsterdam truly unique and such a wonderful place to visit. Because the city is so compact, you can see a lot even if your stay is short. Its sights are as diverse as its residents, including beautiful churches, lovely gardens, world-class museums and, of course, the infamous Red Light District. Cultured, vibrant, fun-and easy to get around-Amsterdam is the perfect European city to explore.
Our new Barcelona Made Easy guide is now available. It's time to plan your visit to this incredible city!
Cosmopolitan Barcelona is the gateway to Spain’s Mediterranean coast, and has so much to offer, whether you have a day or a week in this fabulous city. You’ll find world-class museums, including the Museu Picasso, with some of this artist’s most interesting works. Or perhaps you’d prefer to wander the narrow streets of the Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter) filled with medieval buildings. Barcelona also has some of the most interesting architecture in Europe, especially the structures designed by Antoni Gaudí. Don’t miss the indescribable and uncompleted La Sagrada Família (Church of the Holy Family), Barcelona’s most recognizable landmark. Barcelona is an easy city to get around on foot. So, we've included walking tours of the interesting neighborhoods of this fantastic destination. And get ready to stay up late in Spain’s second-largest city, because Barcelona is known for its vibrant nightlife. If you have only a few days, we’ll make it easy for you to truly experience Barcelona. Our walks are designed for you to see the most sights in the shortest time. So forget those large, bulky travel books. This handy little guide to Barcelona is all you need to make your visit enjoyable, memorable—and easy. Barcelona Made Easy is now available on amazon.com in paperback and ebook.
It’s called the City of Light, but perhaps it should be called the City of Promise. Around every corner is the promise of another beautiful street, another bistro filled with people eating delicious food (Paris is a city where you have to work at having a bad meal), another building that in any other city would be remarkable, but in Paris is just another building. Walk down practically any block in Paris, and the sights, smells and sounds will excite you. Grab this little guide and experience the top sights and great neighborhoods of Paris! Paris Walks second edition features: • Eight walks through the Islands, Left Bank, Marais, Major Sights, Montmartre, and Culinary Walks • Street-by-street directions • Detailed Maps.
Paris Walks (second edition) is available now on amazon.com in paperback and Kindle.
Notre-Dame is one of the greatest achievements of Gothic architecture. Construction took nearly 200 years, and it has had a tumultuous history. Many treasures of the cathedral were destroyed at the end of the 18th century during the French Revolution. At one point, it was even used as a food warehouse.
On your right when you’re facing the church is the statue of Charlemagne (“Charles the Great”). On the left doorway is St. Denis holding his head. He was the first martyr of France, decapitated by a jealous king for preaching Christianity. Legend has it that he picked up his head and walked to the village of St. Denis (head in hand) where he is now buried. In the center is Christ Sitting on the Throne of Judgment with those damned to hell on the right in chains and those destined for heaven on the left. The twin towers are 226 feet high. You can climb the 387 steps of the north tower for a grand view of Paris. The famous gargoyles are found between the towers. The 295-foot-tall spire was added in 1860. Along the spire’s base are apostles and evangelists (and the architect looking up to his spire). On the sides of the church are the famous “flying buttresses” (50-foot beams that support the Gothic structure).
The cathedral is so huge that it can accommodate over 6,000 visitors. The interior is dominated by three beautiful (and immense) rose windows, and has a 7,800-pipe organ. Inside along the walls are individual chapels dedicated to saints. The most famous chapel is that of Joan of Arc in the right transept. The sacristy houses relics, manuscripts and religious garments. On Good Friday, what is said to be the Crown of Thorns and a piece of the cross on which Christ was crucified are put on public display. The Crown of Thorns is also displayed every 1st Friday of the month as well as Fridays during Lent. The reliquaries for the Crown (which has lost all of its thorns to different religious sites around the world) are on display daily in the treasury.
Events of note here include the crowning of Napoléon as emperor and the funeral of Charles de Gaulle. For more information on the cathedral and other sights in Paris, check out our Paris Walks and Paris Made Easy guides.
Wine being delivered canal-to-canal in Venice. Planning a trip to Italy? Check out our new "Italy Made Easy" and "Eating & Drinking in Italy" guides.
Our new Italy Made Easy guide is now available. Perfect for planning your first trip to Italy.
Do you really want to spend your vacation in Italy hauling around unwieldy, outdated travel books? Instead of being weighed down with a lot of useless information, we created this concise little guide to give you the best Italy’s top destinations have to offer—and make your visit fun, memorable…and easy.
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Andy Herbach is the author of the Eating & Drinking series of menu translators and restaurant guides, including Eating & Drinking in Italy , Eating & Drinking in Paris , and Eating & Drinking in Spain and Portugal . He is also the co-author of Wining & Dining in Paris and
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