France may be the world's most popular tourist destination, but it's incredible how many hidden corners there are yet to be discovered. So where can travelers get to within a couple of hours, and what is there to see? Cadogan's handy guide to France's short break options--Toulouse, Limoges, Poitiers, Brest, Nîmes, Dijon, and many more--looks in detail at the towns and cities now directly accessible by air, rail, or sea; and takes visitors on into the surrounding areas, with day trips, overnighters, and longer excursions to Burgundy vineyards, Breton beaches, Loire châteaux, Provençal villages, and Alpine heights.
About the Author
Philippe Barbour is half-Breton and is the author of Cadogan's Loire and Brittany. He resides in London.
Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls are the authors of over 40 titles for Cadogan. They live in the Lot, France.
Table of Contents
1) Introduction and Themes
3) Practical A-Z
4) Food and Drink
5) Northern France by Train
6) The Channel Ports
7) The Normandy Coast
8) The Brittany Coast
10) The Alps and Jura
11) The Loire Valley, Poitou-Charente and the Limousin
12) Bordeaux, Bergerac and into the Dordogne
13) Biarritz, the Cap d'Argent and into the Pays Basque
14) Toulouse and the Tarn Valley
16) Provence and the Côte d'Azur