Synopses & Reviews
- Full-color throughout.
- Free full-color, foldout map.
- Completely updated every year.
- Our local authors blend late-breaking developments, including the best new restaurants in Paris and Lyon, with tips for visiting France's most enduring attractions, such as Notre-Dame, Mont-St-Michel, Loire Valley chateaux, and the vineyards of Bordeaux and Burgundy among other wine regions.
- Frommer's France includes custom itineraries for families and foodies; the best shopping, dining experiences, accommodation, and nightlife for every generation and budget; top spots and tips for skiing in the Alps, sailing on the Cote d'Azur, and other outdoor adventures; detailed driving tours of the coast, mountains, and countryside; and dozens of city, regional, and institutional maps-including the grounds of Versailles and floor plans of the Louvre and Notre Dame in Paris.
- Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations--they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way.
- Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people.
- User-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.
- Hundreds of color photos
- Free pocket map inside,plus easy-to-read maps throughout
- Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information
- Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife
- Itineraries, walking tours, and trip-planning ideas
- Insider tips from local expert authors
Table of Contents
List of Maps ix
1 THE BEST OF FRANCE 1
2 FRANCE IN DEPTH 19
3 SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 61
4 PARIS 80
5 SIDE TRIPS FROM PARIS 215
6 THE LOIRE VALLEY 253
7 NORMANDY & MONT-ST-MICHEL 303
8 BRITTANY 337
9 THE CHAMPAGNE COUNTRY 366
10 ALSACE-LORRAINE 383
11 BURGUNDY 417
12 THE RHÔNE VALLEY 439
13 THE FRENCH ALPS 469
14 PROVENCE 496
15 THE FRENCH RIVIERA 549
16 LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON 628
17 THE BASQUE COUNTRY 670
18 BORDEAUX & THE ATLANTIC COAST 688
19 THE DORDOGNE & THE LOT 720
20 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO FRANCE 747
21 USEFUL TERMS & PHRASES 764