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Publisher Comments:

Fodors. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodors helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although youre at the helm, Fodors offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. Its like having a friend in France!

•Updated annually, Fodors France 2010 provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook.

Fodors France 2010 features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.

•If its not worth your time, its not in this book. Fodors discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodors Choice designations, ensure that youll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in France.

•Experience France like a local! Fodors France 2010 includes unique photo-features that impart the countrys culture, covering food and wine, history-rich Versailles, Provences Lavender Route, magical Mont-St-Michel, and much more!

•Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

Synopsis:

"Fodor's France" offers travelers a host of user-friendly features, including illustrated articles on French attractions, listings for towns and villages, and essential sections on bus and train schedules. 8-page color insert and full-color pullout map.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Experience France............7

France Today............8

What’s Where in Northern France............10

What’s Where in Southern France............12

Experience France Planner............14

Top Ten Money-Saving Tips............16

France Lodging Primer............17

Quintessential France............18

If You Like............20

Great Itineraries............24

 

Chapter 2: Paris............27

Exploring Paris............35

Best Bets for Paris Dining............82

Where to Eat............83

Where to Stay............103

Best Bets for Paris Lodging............104

Nightlife and the Arts............127

Shopping............134

 

Chapter 3: Ile-de-France............143

The Western Ile-de-France............151

The Eastern Ile-de-France............180

 

Chapter 4: The Loire Valley............197

So Near and Yet So Loire: From Tours to Orléans............207

The Storybook Loire: Villandry to Langeais............235

 

Chapter 5: Normandy............251

Eating and Drinking Well in Normandy............258

Upper Normandy............261

Honfleur to Mont-St-Michel............272

 

Chapter 6: Brittany............297

Northeast Brittany and the Channel Coast............304

The Atlantic Coast............322

 

Chapter 7: Champagne Country............339

Champagne............346

Excursion: The Cathedral Cities............360

 

Chapter 8: Alsace-Lorraine............367

Nancy............376

Lorraine: Joan of Arc Country............384

Strasbourg............387

Alsace............396

 

Chapter 9: Burgundy............411

Northwest Burgundy............421

Dijon............441

Wine Country............448

 

Chapter 10: Lyon and the Alps............459

Lyon............466

Beaujolais and La Dombes............491

The Rhône Valley............497

Grenoble and the Alps............502

 

Chapter 11: Provence............517

Arles and the Camargue............525

Arles............526

Nîmes............538

The Alpilles............544

Avignon and the Vaucluse............550

Avignon............550

Aix-en-Provence and the Mediterranean Coast............578

Aix-en-Provence............578

Marseille............585

 

Chapter 12: The French Riviera............599

The Western French Riviera............607

St-Tropez............607

The Hill Towns............631

Nice............647

The Eastern French Riviera............657

Monaco............664

 

Chapter 13: The Midi-Pyrénées and Languedoc-Roussillon............673

Toulouse: La Ville Rose............681

Albi and the Gers............691

Languedoc-Roussillon............696

 

Chapter 14: The Basque Country, Gascony, and Hautes-Pyrénées............717

The Basque Coast............725

The Atlantic and Hautes-Pyrénées............737

 

Chapter 15: Bordeaux and the Wine Country............751

Bordeaux: City of Wine............758

Route du Médoc and the Wine Country............766

 

Chapter 16: The Dordogne............775

Western Dordogne to Rocamadour............783

Eastern Perigord to Brantôme............792

 

French Vocabulary............803

 

Menu Guide............809

 

Index............830

 

About Our Writers............848

 

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Notre-Dame............41

The Eiffel Tower............50

The Seine............69

Gilt-Trip: A Visit to Versailles............154

Once Upon a Château............214

A Spire to Greatness: Mont-St-Michel............290

Champagne Uncorked ............353

Grape Expectations ............433

Lyon: France’s Culinary Cauldron............473

Blue Gold: The Lavender Route ............561

Cuisine of the Sun ............634

Basque Spoken Here ............729

 

Maps

Exploring Paris............36–37

From the Tour Eiffel to the Arc de Triomphe............48

Montmartre............79

Where to Eat in Paris............84–85

Where to Stay in Paris............108–109

Western Ile-de-France............152

Eastern Ile-de-France............183

Fontainebleau............194

Tours to Orléans............208

Tours............210

Orléans............231

Loire Valley: Villandry to Langeais............236

Upper Normandy............261

Rouen............264

Honfleur to Mont St Michel............274

Northeast Brittany & the Channel Coast............305

Brittany’s Atlantic Coast............324

Nantes............336

Champagne Picardy............347

Rheims............350

Nancy............377

Lorraine............385

Strasbourg............390

Alsace............399

Northwest Burgundy............422

Troyes............425

Dijon............444

Burgundy Wine Country............449

Lyon............468

Beaujolais & La Dombes............492

Rhone Valley............498

Grenoble & the Alps............503

Grenoble............505

Arles, the Camargue & the Alpilles............525

Arles............527

Nîmes............540

Avignon and the Vaucluse............551

Avignon............553

Aix-en-Provence............580

Marseille............587

Aix-en-Provence & the Mediterranean Coast............594

The Western French Riviera............608

St-Tropez............610

The Hill Towns............633

Nice............649

The Eastern French Riviera............658

Toulouse............683

Languedoc Rousillon............698

Montpellier............714

Basque Coast & Atlantic Pyrénées ............725

Hautes Pyrénées............747

Bordeaux............761

Bordeaux Wine Country............767

Dordogne............783

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400008483
Author:
Fodors
Publisher:
Fodor's
Manufactured:
Fodor's
Editor:
Fisher, Robert I. C.
Editor:
Klein, Rachel
Author:
Fodor's
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
France
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Travel Guide
Publication Date:
20091006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
848
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x 1.25 in 1.7 lb

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