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Rick Steves' France 2013 (Rick Steves' France)

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Synopsis:

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

With this guide, youll 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 Europes greatest variety. A good vin rouge is never more than a stroll away.

Ricks candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. Hell help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. Youll 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.

About the Author

Rick Steves has spent 100 days every year since 1973 exploring Europe. Rick produces a public television series (Rick Steves' Europe), a public radio show (Travel with Rick Steves), and an app and podcast (Rick Steves Audio Europe); writes a bestselling series of guidebooks and a nationally syndicated newspaper column; organizes guided tours that take thousands of travelers to Europe annually; and offers an information-packed website (RickSteves.com). With the help of his hardworking staff of 80 at Europe Through the Back Door—in Edmonds, Washington, just north of Seattle—Rick's mission is to make European travel fun, affordable, and culturally broadening for Americans.

Steve Smith manages tour planning for Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door and has been researching guidebooks with Rick for two decades. Fluent in French, he's lived in France on several occasions, starting when he was seven, and has traveled there annually since 1986. Steve's wife, who is an expert on French cuisine and wine, provides invaluable contributions to his books, as do his two children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781612383835
Publisher:
Avalon Travel Publishing
Subject:
Europe - France
Author:
Smith, Steve
Author:
Steves, Rick
Subject:
Travel - France
Edition Description:
2013 Edition
Series:
Rick Steves
Publication Date:
20121204
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color and BandW photos throughout, Maps
Pages:
1216
Dimensions:
8 x 4.5 in

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

With this guide, youll 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 Europes greatest variety. A good vin rouge is never more than a stroll away.

Ricks candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. Hell help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. Youll 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.

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