Synopses & Reviews
The Rough Guide to Provence andamp; the Candocirc;te Dandrsquo;Azur is your definitive handbook to one of Franceandrsquo;s most stunning regions. From the bustling Vieux Port of Marseille and the beaches of St Tropez to the remote mountains of Haute-Provence, the full-colour section introduces the regions highlights. For every town and village, there are comprehensive and honest reviews of all the best places to eat, drink and stay to suit every budget. Unwind on the off-shore islands, discover the wild costal stretches, and lose yourself in the sloping vineyards, equipped with all the straightforward advise you could need. The guide also takes a detailed look at the regionandrsquo;s history, culture, literature and festivals and comes complete with maps and plans for every area.
Whether you're off for a year in Provence, or just stopping in for that St-Tropez tan, this Rough Guide gets to the heart of France's most irresistible region.You'll find critical reviews of hotels and restaurants in all budget ranges; in-depth coverage of Marseille, Nice, and the legendary sunspots; and escapes to off-shore islands and Van Gogh's favorite landscapes.
Clare Brown (reader), London, UK: "Will equip visitors with more than enough knowledge of the area, its attractions, culture and atmosphere to ensure they feel an uncanny familiarity with the sights and sounds of the Riviera as soon as they arrive...an insightful and practical guide, which does justice to the Rough Guide reputation for providing indispensable travel information...clear maps, well-chosen photographs, and reader-friendly passages of local history." Independent on Sunday, London: "Restaurants, bars and cafes are particularly well covered...useful for organising every last detail...Rough Guide has thought of everything...a thorough guide, full of useful information."
This guide gives detailed coverage of France's most famous region, from the glamour spots of the coast to the unspoilt inland villages and countryside. There is a 24 page full colour introduction with photographs of the region's highlights, followed by topical accounts of every town and region.