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Overview

Map your adventure

Plan a trip that suits your interests. Follow ourrecommended itineraries or mix & match to createyour own. Explore a region in depth or hit the highlights. With Frommer's Day by Day guides, the choice is yours.

  • 105 self-guided tours with maps that show how to get from place to place
  • Hundreds of photos,plus engaging insights on history and culture
  • Detailed reviews of hotels,restaurants, shopping, and nightlife
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"COMPREHENSIVE is a word that could have been invented for this Frommer's guide to France with 125 maps and 105 self-guided tours in more than 700 pages.
Packed with information, but never dense due to the superb photographs, maps and information boxes, the guide gives day-by-day itineraries to get the best out of a stay: whether long or short.
Chapters cover the main areas with sections on Favorite Moments, Budget France, how to do each area in up to a week, spotlights on special features and what to see for history, outdoors or art buffs.
There is also a section on special-interest trips which cover topics like flying, photography and outdoor crafts.
However, crazily it has an over-ambitious France in One Week itinerary covering just Paris, Versailles, Chartres, Blois, Tours and La Rochelle – which certainly fills a week but is by no means "France in a week".
The guide does, however, recognise this, saying one week is barely time to see Paris alone.
Surprisingly, it states that French hotels are graded on a five star system but omits to mention the Palace grade which was created last year as the ultimate accolade.
For a catch-all guide to France this is magnificent." (The Connexion, 2 March 2012)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470876329
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/6/2011
  • Series: Frommer's Day by Day - Full Size Series , #115
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 756
  • Product dimensions: 5.04 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Chapter 1: The Best of France

2 Our Favorite Moments in France

4 The Most Breathtaking Scenery

5 The Best of the Outdoors

6 The Best of Hip France

7 The Most Memorable Food & Wine

8 The Best Family Adventures

9 The Best of France by Rail

10 The Best of Budget France

11 The Best French Markets

12 Our Favorite Works of Art

13 The Best Architecture

14 Our Favorite Museums

15 Our Favorite Churches & Cathedrals

16 The Best Luxury Hotels

17 The Best Affordable Sleeps

18 Chapter 2: The Best All-France Itineraries

20 France in 1 Week

26 France in 2 Weeks

32 Chapter 3: Paris & Ile de France

34 Favorite Moments in Paris

38 Paris in 1 Day

42 Paris in 2 Days

46 Monumental Paris

50 Best Museums

58 Spotlight: What Lies Beneath

60 Best Modern & Contemporary Art

62 Paris with Kids

64 Free & Dirt-Cheap Paris

66 Hip Paris: The 20th Arrondissement

68 Cimetière du Père-Lachaise

70 The Latin Quarter

74 The Islands

78 St-Germain-des-Prés

82 Le Marais

86 Spotlight: Je Proteste!

88 Montmartre

92 Montparnasse

96 The New Face of Paris: The Canals

98 Paris Shopping Best Bets

99 Paris Shopping A to Z

106 Paris Restaurant Best Bets

107 Paris Restaurants A to Z

114 Paris Hotel Best Bets

115 Paris Hotels A to Z

122 Paris Bar & Cafe Best Bets

123 Paris Bars & Cafes A to Z

128 Paris Nightlife & Entertainment Best Bets

129 Paris Nightlife & Entertainment A to Z

134 Day Trips from Paris

140 Fast Facts

142 Chapter 4: The Loire Valley

144 Favorite Moments in the Loire Valley

146 The Loire Valley in 3 Days

150 The Loire Valley in 5 Days

156 The Loire Valley for History Buffs

160 The Loire Valley’s Best Châteaux

166 Spotlight: Renaissance Kings

168 The Loire Valley for Wine Lovers

172 The Loire Valley with Kids

176 The Loire Valley Outdoors

178 Nantes

182 Where to Stay & Dine in Nantes

183 Where to Stay & Dine in the Loire Valley

185 Fast Facts

186 Chapter 5: Normandy & Brittany

188 Favorite Moments in Normandy & Brittany

190 Normandy in 3 Days

192 Normandy in 1 Week

196 Brittany in 3 Days

200 Brittany in 1 Week

206 Brittany with Kids

210 Normandy & Brittany for History Buffs

216 Spotlight: The Longest Day

218 Brittany's Wild Islands

224 Rouen

227 Where to Stay & Dine in Rouen

228 Where to Stay in Normandy

229 Where to Dine in Normandy

230 Where to Stay in Brittany

232 Where to Dine in Brittany

234 Chapter 6: Champagne

236 Favorite Moments in Champagne

238 Champagne in 3 Days

242 Champagne in 1 Week

248 Spotlight: Dom Pérignon

250 The Best Champagne Houses

254 Reims

260 Where to Stay & Dine in Reims

261 Where to Stay in Champagne

262 Where to Dine in Champagne

263 Fast Facts

264 Chapter 7: Alsace & Lorraine

266 Favorite Moments in Alsace & Lorraine

268 Alsace & Lorraine in 3 Days

272 Alsace & Lorraine in 1 Week

276 Alsace & Lorraine for Gourmands

282 Alsace & Lorraine for History Buffs

288 Alsace & Lorraine Outdoors

292 Spotlight: L’Art Nouveau

294 Nancy

297 Where to Stay & Dine in Nancy

298 Strasbourg

303 Where to Stay in Strasbourg

304 Where to Dine in Strasbourg

306 Where to Stay & Dine in Alsace & Lorraine

309 Fast Facts

310 Chapter 8: Burgundy

312 Favorite Moments in Burgundy

314 Burgundy in 3 Days

318 Burgundy in 1 Week

322 The Wine Route

326 Where to Stay & Dine on the Wine Route

328 Burgundy for Art & History Buffs

333 Where to Stay & Dine for History Buffs

334 Dijon

337 Where to Stay & Dine in Dijon

339 Fast Facts

340 Chapter 9: Lyon & the Rhône-Alps

342 Favorite Moments in the Rhône-Alps

344 The Rhône-Alps in 1 Week

348 Spotlight: Alpine Cheeses

350 The Rhône-Alps in 10 Days

358 Where to Stay & Dine in the Rhône-Alps

360 The Rhône-Alps for Nature Lovers

364 The Rhône Valley

368 Where to Stay & Dine in the Rhône Valley

370 The Ardèche

373 Where to Stay & Dine in the Ardèche

374 Grenoble

376 Where to Stay & Dine in Grenoble

378 Lyon

384 Where to Stay in Lyon

385 Where to Dine in Lyon

387 Lyon Nightlife

389 Fast Facts

390 Chapter 10: Provence

392 Favorite Moments in Provence

394 Provence in 3 Days

398 Provence & the Riviera in 1 Week

402 Provence for Architecture Buffs

406 Vaucluse & the Luberon

412 Bouches du Rhône & the Rhône Delta

416 Spotlight: Camargue Wetlands

418 Aix-en-Provence

421 Where to Stay & Dine in Aix

422 Avignon

425 Where to Stay & Dine in Avignon

426 Marseille

431 Where to Stay & Dine in Marseille

432 Nîmes

436 Where to Stay & Dine in Nîmes

437 Fast Facts

438 Chapter 11: The Riviera & Corsica

440 Favorite Moments on the Riviera & Corsica

442 The Riviera & Monaco in 1 Week

446 Spotlight: La Nouvelle Vague

448 The Riviera for Art Lovers

452 The Riviera & the Var with Kids

454 Best Beaches

456 The Var & Haute-Provence

459 Where to Stay & Dine in the Var & Haute-Provence

460 The Riviera

464 Monaco

467 Where to Stay & Dine in Monaco

468 Nice

471 Where to Stay & Dine in Nice

472 Corsica

480 Spotlight: Not Tonight, Napoleon!

482 Where to Stay & Dine in North Corsica

483 Where to Stay & Dine in South Corsica

484 Riviera & Monaco Fast Facts

485 Corsica Fast Facts

486 Chapter 12: The Basque Country, Pyrenees & Languedoc

488 Favorite Moments

490 The Basque Country in 1 Week

497 Where to Stay in Basque Country

499 Where to Dine in Basque Country

500 The Pyrenees in 10 Days

508 Where to Stay & Dine in the Pyrenees

510 Languedoc-Roussillon in 10 Days

517 Where to Stay & Dine in Languedoc-Roussillon

518 On the Cathar Trail

523 Where to Stay & Dine on the Cathar Trail

524 Best Beaches

528 Best Spas

532 Montpellier

534 Where to Stay & Dine in Montpellier

536 Perpignan

538 Where to Stay & Dine in Perpignan

540 Toulouse

543 Where to Stay & Dine in Toulouse

545 Fast Facts

546 Chapter 13: Bordeaux & the Atlantic Coast

548 Favorite Moments in Bordeaux & the Atlantic Coast

552 The Atlantic Coast in 1 Week

557 Where to Stay & Dine on the Atlantic Coast

558 The Atlantic Coast for Seafood Lovers

562 Bordeaux for Wine Lovers

567 Where to Stay & Dine for Wine Lovers

568 Poitou-Charentes with Kids

571 Where to Stay & Dine

572 The Silver Coast Beaches

574 Bassin d’Arcachon

578 Inland Poitou-Charentes

582 Bordeaux

586 Where to Stay & Dine in Bordeaux

588 La Rochelle

596 Where to Stay & Dine in La Rochelle

597 Fast Facts

598 Chapter 14: Dordogne, the Lot & Auvergne

600 Favorite Moments in Dordogne, the Lot & Auvergne

602 Dordogne in 3 Days

604 Dordogne in 1 Week

609 Where to Stay & Dine in Dordogne

612 Spotlight: Lascaux

614 Dordogne for Food & Wine Lovers

620 The Best Dordogne Châteaux

625 Where to Stay & Dine in a Château

626 Volcanoes of the Auvergne

629 Where to Stay & Dine Amid the Volcanoes

630 Périgueux

632 Where to Stay & Dine in Périgueux

633 Fast Facts

634 Chapter 15: The North & Picardie

636 Favorite Moments in the North & Picardie

638 The North & Picardie in 1 Week

643 Where to Stay & Dine in the North & Picardie

644 The Somme Battlefi elds Circuit

646 The Northern Coast

648 Amiens

651 Where to Stay & Dine in Amiens

652 Lille

655 Where to Stay & Dine in Lille

656 Chapter 16: France’s History & Culture

658 France’s 10 Greatest Cultural Hits

660 A Timeline of French History

662 A Brief History of France

668 French Architecture

672 French Art History

674 French High & Popular Culture

678 French Food

680 French Wine

682 Chapter 17: The Best Special Interest Trips

684 Culinary Travel

685 Language Classes & Other Learning Trips

687 Outdoor Activities A to Z

690 Chapter 18: The Savvy Traveler

692 Before You Go

696 Getting There & Around

700 Accommodations

702 Dining

703 France Fast Facts

710 Useful Phrases & Menu Terms

718 Index

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