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From the spectacular mountain scenery of the Alps to the tranquil beauty of the Rhone Valley, Cadogan’s guide brings the best out of your trip to this stunning part of France. Chapters on the history, art and architecture of the region provide a compelling framework to the breathtaking countryside. Travel into the Rhone Valley and explore the towns of Beaujolais, Lyon and Montelimar or discover the best places to ski and snowboard in the special winter sports section. Now fully redesigned, this new edition ...

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Overview

From the spectacular mountain scenery of the Alps to the tranquil beauty of the Rhone Valley, Cadogan’s guide brings the best out of your trip to this stunning part of France. Chapters on the history, art and architecture of the region provide a compelling framework to the breathtaking countryside. Travel into the Rhone Valley and explore the towns of Beaujolais, Lyon and Montelimar or discover the best places to ski and snowboard in the special winter sports section. Now fully redesigned, this new edition contains the most up-to-the-minute travel and practical information, discerning listings, stunning color photographs and useful maps.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781860113574
  • Publisher: Cadogan Guides
  • Publication date: 7/1/2007
  • Series: Country & Regional Guides - Cadogan
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Philippe Barbour is half Breton and has many happy memories of summers spent in France. He studied French and German literature at University and has written several guides for Cadogan’s France series. When he’s not in his beloved France, home is London.

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‘Picture a crate of ripening peaches, with all its variety of hues, and you’ll have a notion of Lyon’s waterside colours. Traditionally, the Saône has been portrayed as the feminine, graceful half of Lyon’s river partnership, the Rhône as the masculine, muscular one, as symbolic statues all around town recall. The two splendid rivers (in fact historically both major working waterways) unite at the end of the long, smart central peninsula, the Presqu’île, heart of the city, with all its grand Ancien Régime squares, its great arts museums, and its superb shops, hotels and restaurants.’

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Table of Contents

(1) Photo essay (2) Introduction (3) History (4) Art and Architecture (5) Topics (6) Travel (7) Practical A-Z (8) Lyon (9) From Saone to Loire (10) Straight down the Rhone (11) West of the Rhone (12) East of the Rhone (13) From Saone to Upper Rhone (14) The Alps of Savoy and the Dauphine in Summer (15) The Alps of Savoy and the Dauphine in Winter (16) Reference (17) Maps

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