Books about France

Fodor's Essential France (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Fodor’s Essential France (Full-color Travel Guide)

Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of France, including Paris’s top museums, Provence’s sun-filled towns, the Loire Valley’s châteaux, and the Riviera’s beautiful beaches. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth.

MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from Versailles to Burgundy and Bordeaux
PERFECT HOTELS for every budget
BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes
GORGEOUS FEATURES on French art, food, and wine
VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save
INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts
COLOR PHOTOS AND MAPS to inspire and guide your trip

Lonely Planet France's Best Trips (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet France’s Best Trips (Travel Guide)

Discover the freedom of open roads while touring France with Lonely Planet’s France’s Best Trips, your passport to up-to-date advice on unique experiences that await you along French roadways. Featuring 39 amazing road trips, from 2-day escapes to 2-week adventures, you can taste your way around Champagne’s cellars or cruise along the thrilling Riviera Corniches, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to France, rent a car, and hit the road!

Inside Lonely Planet’s France’s Best Trips:

Lavish colour and gorgeous photography throughout
Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests
Get around easily – 93 easy-to-read, full-colour route maps, detailed directions
Free, convenient pull-out France road map (included in print version)
Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road – local driving rules, parking, toll roads
Essential info at your fingertips – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices, local road signs key
Honest reviews for all budgets – eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
Useful features – including Driving Problem Buster, Detours, and Link Your Trip
Covers Paris, Normandy, Brittany, Breton Coast, Lyon, Nice, Cannes, St-Tropez, Chamonix, Avignon, Marseille, Biarritz, St-Malo, Loire Valley, Auvergne, Provence, Alps, Lille and more

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: France
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: France

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: France will lead you straight to the best attractions the country has to offer. Packed with photographs, illustrations, and detailed street-by-street maps of the major cities and towns, this fully updated guidebook will help you to discover France region-by-region, from Champagne in the north to the sun-blessed corner of Provence and the Cote d’Azur.

DK’s insider travel tips and essential local information will help you discover more about your destinations, from the world-class architecture of the Louvre to the island-life of Corsica to the rich culture, history, art, wine, and food of this charming country. Comprehensive listings include the best hotels, chateaus, resorts, restaurants, cafes, and nightlife in each region for all budgets.

Rick Steves France 2017
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Rick Steves France 2017

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in France.

With this guide, you’ll explore sleepy villages, romantic hill towns, and cosmopolitan cities, including Paris, Avignon, and Nice. Climb the Eiffel Tower, wander world-renowned museums, and dine at sidewalk cafés. Then escape to the sunny countryside, where you can explore castles of all shapes and sizes or pedal your way from village to vineyard. With its Swiss-like Alps, Italian-style Riviera, and Germanic Alsace, France offers Europe’s greatest variety. A good vin rouge is never more than a stroll away.

Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He’ll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You’ll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

Lonely Planet France (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet France (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet France is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Climb the iconic Eiffel Tower, explore the mysterious abbey-island of Mont St-Michel, or taste Champagne amid the rolling vineyards of Reims; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of France and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s France Travel Guide:

Colour maps and images throughout
Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
Essential info at your fingertips – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
Honest reviews for all budgets – eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine
Free, convenient pull-out Paris city map (included in print version), plus over 137 colour maps
Covers Paris, Lille, Flanders, the Somme, Normandy, Brittany, Champagne, Alsace, Lorraine, the Loire Valley, Burgundy, Lyon, the French Alps, Basque Country, the Pyrenees, Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence, Corsica and more