This practical travel guide to France features detailed factual travel tips and points-of-interest structured lists of all iconic must-see sights as well as some off-the-beaten-track treasures. Our itinerary suggestions and expert author picks of things to see and do will make it a perfect companion both, ahead of your trip and on the ground. This France guide book is packed full of details on how to get there and around, pre-departure information and top time-saving tips, including a visual list of things not to miss. Our colour-coded maps make France easier to navigate while you’re there. This guide book to France has been fully updated post-COVID-19 and it comes with a free eBook.
The Rough Guide to FRANCE covers: Paris; The North; Champagne and the Ardennes; Alsace and Lorraine; Normandy; Brittany; The Loire; Burgundy; Poitou-Charentes and the Atlantic coast; The Limousin, Dordogne and the Lot; The Pyrenees; Languedoc; The Massif Central; The Alps and Franche-Comte; The Rhone valley; Provence; The CÃ´te d’Azur; Corsica.
Inside this France travel guide you’ll find:
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EVERY TYPE OF TRAVELLER
Experiences selected for every kind of trip to France, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in BÃ©ziers to family activities in child-friendly places, like Provence or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Paris.
PRACTICAL TRAVEL TIPS
Essential pre-departure information including France entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.
Includes carefully planned routes covering the best of France, which give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip.
DETAILED REGIONAL COVERAGE
Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter of this France travel guide includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options.
INSIGHTS INTO GETTING AROUND LIKE A LOCAL
Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for sampling the very best of French food, relaxing on fine sandy beaches and zipping down the slopes in the Alps.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THINGS NOT TO MISS
Rough Guides’ rundown of Brittany; Burgundy; The Pyrenees; The Dordogne’s best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to France, even in a short time.
HONEST AND INDEPENDENT REVIEWS
Written by Rough Guides’ expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, this France guide book will help you find the best places, matching different needs.
Comprehensive ‘Contexts’ chapter of this travel guide to France features fascinating insights into France, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.
FABULOUS FULL COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY
Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Carcassonne Castle and the spectacular Canal du Midi.
Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in the Atlantic coast, The Limousin and many more locations in France, reduce the need to go online.
With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.
Free eBook download with every purchase of this guide book to France allows you to access all of the content from your phone or tablet, for on-the-road exploration.
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