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An American iPhone in Paris

written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: Wendy Finn•updated: 11/8/2010

So you're planning a trip to Paris? You'll definitely need a good travel guide to help you maximize your stay in this expensive city. Here we give you three of the best iPhone apps for Paris, maps and other information. Read on to find out which of these apps will help you enjoy your stay in Paris.

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    Paris Essential Guide

    paris essential guide This guide will tell you the most exciting spots to explore while in Paris. It advises you of places to stay, historic neighborhoods to visit, and outdoor markets and parks to discover. What makes this app one of the best iPhone apps for Paris map is the fact that it gives you lots of pictures, concise descriptions of Paris tourist spots, prices, addresses, phone numbers, and other pertinent information that you'll find most useful. Each of the entries in the app have maps that you can use to find the location of a particular place you want to visit. The app also has GPS tracking feature, to help you with your exploration of the city. You'll also get a practical guide which includes useful information on the city layout. This app includes: more than 200 entries of established shops, practical advice and more, it also lets you store more than 1,700 photos. Other features include: a simple language guide with useful words and phrases, establishment reviews, vegetarian options, and a practical guide section with advice on etiquette, using mass transit and more. (Price: $1.99) (Download link)

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    Paris Metro 10

    Paris Metro 10 This app is just as feature rich as the above Paris Essential Guide, with a few additions. Its key features alone are enough reason for you to get this app if you are planning to have a trip to Paris in the coming days. For example: Full offline map and routing, colorful clear custom drawn geographically accurate mapping, unique "minute map" feature, works in landscape or portrait mode, GPS location and tracking,streets data, and a list of places of interest built into the app. It also contains a visually unique map of the Paris transportation system as well as an animated journey planner, which can help you get around the Metro, RER, SNCD, Tram, Tvm, and Vogueo services. Another great feature of this app is the map feature that you can use in the app. Because of these geographically accurate central maps which show major streets, parks and places of interest, this app deserves to be one of the best iPhone apps for Paris map on our list. It even has a minute map which lets you see the travel times from a starting point to all other locations on the map. (Price: $2.99) (Download link)

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    Paris City Travel Guide

    Paris City Travel Guide Augmented Reality apps are so "in" these days. That's exactly what makes this iPhone app unique among the best iPhone apps for Paris map on our list. It lets you discover Paris in a way you've never explored any place before. This app has a GPS feature which lets you follow your own steps, bigger fonts, interactive zoomable maps of all attractions and the city, interactive zoomable maps showing public bus stops, restaurants, hotels, and more. It also gives you daily based itineraries, budget based hotels and restaurants as recommended by travelers, tips on where and how to shop, and even safety tips. Of course, the best feature of this app has got to be the augmented reality. You can use this feature by simply tapping on the AR button, turn yourself 360 degrees, and view right on-screen where the best spots are located and how to find them. (Price: $4.99) (Download link)

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