The Paris Optimizer is the guide for the independent-minded traveler who wants to make the best use of time and money while visiting the City of Light. Many guidebooks do an excellent job of answering the questions of "what" you might want to see and do in Paris. Our goal is to show you "how" to see Paris on your terms. The Paris Optimizer does not provide checklists of "must see" attractions or one-size-fits all itineraries. Rather, it provides you with the essential information that you need to design a Paris trip that is customized to be meaningful and memorable for you and your travel companions. This updated 2016 Optimizer offers lots of new, useful information for Paris including: • A convenient option for avoiding the infamous lines at the Catacombs; • A new Navigo Decouverte pass option for public transportation which will make it a good choice for more visitors; • The recent reopening of the Musee de l’Homme (Museum of Man); • The latest updates on museum closings and renovations; and • Updated and expanded restaurant listings for memorable meals at affordable prices. Spend a couple of hours with this guide and you will be well prepared to experience much more of what this wonderful city has to offer.