Fodor's Provence and the Cote d'Azur

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Overview

Get hip-deep in purple walking through lavender fields, slip into castaway mode on sunbelievable beaches, paint yourself into Van Gogh's favorite corner, or go fishing for the perfect bouillabaisse—Fodor's Provence & the Côte d'Azur, 7th Edition offers all these experiences and more! Our local writers have traveled throughout the area to find the best hotels, restaurants, attractions and activities to prepare you for a journey of stunning variety. Before you leave for your trip be sure to pack your Fodor's guide to ensure you don't miss a thing.

The San Francisco Chronicle sums it up best —"Fodor's guides are saturated with information."

- We frequently update our Provence & the Côte d'Azur guide, and we make every effort to bring you the most accurate and thorough book. Plus we provide timely updates about the area at Fodors.com
- Unlike other travel books, Fodor's guides rely heavily on local experts who know the territory best—so you know you're seeing the real Provence & the Côte d'Azur.
- We give you the planning tools you need to tailor your trip. We give options for all budgets. You make the choices.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400016105
  • Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/4/2006
  • Series: Fodor's Gold Guides Series
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 5.23 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Departure Points
About This Book 6
What's Where 8
When to Go 11
Quintessential Provence 12
If You Like 14
On the Calendar 16
Smart Travel Tips 18
The Face of Provence & the Cote D'azur
1 The Alpilles, Arles & the Camargue 1
The Languedoc Frontier 7
The Camargue 16
Arles 25
The Alpilles 41
Alpilles, Arles & the Camargue Essentials 52
2 The Vaucluse 55
Avignon 63
Haut Vaucluse 77
The Sorgue Valley 102
The Luberon 108
Vaucluse Essentials 119
3 Aix, Marseille & the Central Coast 125
Aix-en-Provence: City of Cezanne 133
Marseille 152
The Central Coast 181
Aix, Marseille & the Central Coast Essentials 194
4 The Western Cote D'azur 199
St-Tropez & the Massif des Maures 207
Frejus, St-Raphael & Esterel Resorts 221
The Haut Var & into Haute Provence 228
Western Cote d'Azur Essentials 239
5 Nice & the Eastern Cote D'azur 243
Cannes 252
Into the Pays Grassois 265
Between Cannes & Nice 271
The Hill Towns: On the Trail of Picasso & Matisse 294
Nice 300
Monaco & the Corniches Resorts 321
Nice & the Eastern Cote d'Azur Essentials 345
Understanding Provence & the Cote D'azur
Stone, Sun & Sea: Provence Primordial 352
Books & Movies 354
French Vocabulary 355
Index 358
About the Authors 366
Provence & the Cote D'azur in Focus
Don't Fence Me In: France's "Wild West" 18
Blue Gold: The Lavender Route 93
Cuisine of the Sun 164
Strokes of Genius 274
Cultural Closeups
Van Gogh in Arles & St-Remy 28
Those Ubiquitous Provencal Cottons 36
Du Bon Vaing Pour Votre Sangte 78
Perched Villages 91
The Gite Way 104
Old as the Hills 111
De-Coding Da Vinci in Provence 124
Paul Cezanne, Superstar 142
How to Eat a Sea Urchin 175
The S is (Hardly Ever) Silent 182
Little Saints with Feet of Clay 184
Touring the Calanques 187
Just What is the Cote d'Azur? 204
The Dogs of St-Tropez 209
C'est Delicieux! 213
The Gorges Challenge 232
The Feisty Flora of Provence 242
The Three Corniches 250
Flowers, Floats & Fatheads 301
Cooking the Nicois Way 313
Want to Break the Bank? 339
Paradise Found: The Magnificent Gardens of Menton 343
Maps
Provence & the Cote d'Azur 7
The Alpilles, the Camargue & the Languedoc Frontier 6
Nimes 11
Arles 27
The Vaucluse 62
Avignon 65
Where to Eat & Stay in Avignon 73
Aix, Marseille & the Central Coast 132
Aix-en-Provence 135
Where to Eat & Stay in Aix-en-Provence 146
Marseille 154
Where to Eat & Stay in Marseille 172
The Western Cote d'Azur 205
St. Tropez 208
The Haut Var & into Haute Provence 229
Eastern Cote d'Azur 251
Cannes 253
Where to Eat & Stay in Cannes 258
Nice 302
Where to Eat & Stay in Nice 314
Monaco 332
Menton 342
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