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Fodor’s see it Provence & the Cote d'Azur
is perfect for travelers who want to understand loca history and culture before they arrive, and experience the country like a native while they’re there.
Overflowing with brilliant color photography, this is the ONLY illustrated guide that provides the practical information that you need while traveling–complete restaurant and hotel reviews with exact prices for lodging and dining (not ranges), plus time-saving tips and how to avoid crowds, exact admission prices to key sights, great photo stops, and special notes on “kid-friendly” attractions throughout.
Our detailed reviews represent the best accommodations in Provence & the Cote d'Azur, in all price ranges. From five-star luxury hotels to a family-run bed-and-breakfast, we’ll tell you what to expect in terms of price and quality through extensive coverage of hotels and their surrounding neighborhoods, exact prices of double-occupancy rooms (including breakfast), plus pictures of hotel facilities and guestrooms.
If you want to experience the best that Provence & the Cote d'Azur has to offer, pay particular attention to our outstanding restaurant coverage that will help you choose from the thousands of local eateries that cater to every budget and dining experience. From affordable, brasseries and bistros to places where you can splurge on a romantic dinner–like Oustau de Baumanière in in Provençcal country house–you’ll find it in see it Provence & the Cote d'Azur. Each review covers house signature dishes, ambiance, ACTUAL prices for a two-course lunch and a three-course dinner (for two people), hours of operation, and what transportation will get you there.
Whether you explore the art and architecture of Aix-en-Provence, wander around Marseille -an ancient yet irresistibly dynamic city, stargaze in St-Tropez or soak up the sun at one of the world's most glamorous resorts in Cannes, see it Provence & the Cote d'Azur will take you there. Accessibly written to help you navigate throughout this region without missing a thing, each attraction includes exact admission prices, what galleries and museums not to miss, and where to stop for quick bites and refreshing drinks along the way. Sights are also rated for their “value”, “walkability”, “historic and cultural interest”, plus we suggest fantastic “photo stops” and entertaining and age-appropriate “kid-friendly” attractions throughout the book.
What to Do?
Our shopping walks will lead you to cutting-edge fashions to fit all budgets, from hip streetwear to expensive fashions for your feet. But, Provence & the Cote d'Azur has much more to offer than just sight-seeing and shopping. Fodor’s see it Provence & the Cote d'Azur provides insider information on classical, theatrical, and cinematic performances, Provence’s music scene (live jazz to underground youth centres), nightlife, spectator and activity sports, and festivals and events.
Atlas and Maps
Detailed neighborhood maps are incorporated throughout the book to help you navigate on historic walks, shopping tours, or to find a restaurant. Plus, a 16-page atlas details each road and path with highlights of important landmarks, parks, metro stations, and car parking areas.
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"Fodor's See It Provence & the Cote D'Azur" is perfect for travelers who want to understand French history and culture before they arrive, and experience the country like a native while they're there. From five-star luxury hotels to family-run inns, detailed reviews represent the best accommodations, in all price ranges.
Perfect for travelers who want to understand French history and culture before they arrive, this guide lets them experience the country like a native while they're there.
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Fodors helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. While 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 Provence and the Cote d'Azur!
Fodors See It Provence and the Cote d'Azur is colorful and practical, detailing the must-see sights in Provence and the Cote d'Azur plus:
·COLOR PHOTOS by the hundreds show you not only Provence and the Cote d'Azurs sights but also hotels, restaurants, and shops
·COLOR MAPS galore, including neighborhood maps, city plans, transportation maps, and floor plans
·WALKING and DRIVING tours
·INSIDER TIPS by the dozen
·RATINGS for key sights
·Hundreds of in-depth HOTEL and RESTAURANT reviews
·Detailed PRACTICAL information in every listing
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