Provence & the French Riviera

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With its fabulous artistic heritage, glorious light, glitzy resorts and mouthwatering food, it’s little wonder that the Provence–French Riviera region is the second most-visited in France after Paris. And Marseille, the rejuvenated 2013 European Capital of Culture, is now one of the Mediterranean’s most vibrant cities.
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Overview

With its fabulous artistic heritage, glorious light, glitzy resorts and mouthwatering food, it’s little wonder that the Provence–French Riviera region is the second most-visited in France after Paris. And Marseille, the rejuvenated 2013 European Capital of Culture, is now one of the Mediterranean’s most vibrant cities.
Be inspired by the new, extended edition of Insight Guide Provence and the French Riviera, a detailed full-color guide to this glamorous region. Insight Guides’ unrivaled coverage of history and culture provides an essential introduction to what makes the south of France unique, including its artistic treasures and mouthwatering cuisine. Driving through the region is a great way to discover its chic resorts and hilltop villages, and the free pull-out touring map suggests 8 fantastic drives.
Consult the Best of Provence and French Riviera selection for an at-a-glance guide to the region’s top attractions, such as the awe-inspiring Pont du Gard and myriad of bountiful markets.
Descriptive accounts of where to go in the Provence and Riviera region, from glamorous Cannes and Monaco to the desolate beauty of the Camargue, are enhanced by beautiful photographs, while all major sights are cross-referenced with full-color maps. The travel tips section provides a wealth of information on how to plan your trip, plus our selection of the best hotels and restaurants.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780052397
  • Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2014
  • Series: Regional Guides Series
  • Edition description: Sixth Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 773,253
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Best of Provence and the French Riviera
Provence and the French Riviera Today
 
HISTORY
The Making of Provence
Decisive Dates
 
FEATURES
Artists in Provence
Provençal Wine and Cuisine
 
PLACES
Introduction
Avignon
Orange and the Mont Ventoux
Avignon
The Lubéron and Plateau du Vaucluse
Marseille and the Calanques
Aix-en-Provence
St-Rémy and les Alpilles
Arles and the Camargue
Nîmes and the Pont du Gard
Gorges du Verdon
Digne and the Southern Alps
Toulon and the Western Var
Inland Var Hill Villages
St-Tropez, the Maures and the Estérel
St-Paul, Vence and the Gorges du Loup
Mercantour National Park and the Arrière-Pays Niçois
Nice
The Riviera from Cannes to Cagnes
The Riviera from Villefranche to Menton
Monaco
 
 
TRAVEL TIPS
Transport
Accommodation
Activities
A–Z: Practical Information
Language
Further Reading

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