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Lonely Planet France (Country Guide) epub ebook

by Nicola Williams

Lonely Planet France (Country Guide) epub ebook

Author: Nicola Williams
Category: Europe
Language: English
Publisher: Lonely Planet; 7th edition (January 1, 2007)
Pages: 1024 pages
ISBN: 174104233X
ISBN13: 978-1741042337
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 545
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I am a fan of the Lonely Planet series because they cater to the serious traveler. If you are a budget to mid-range traveler, these books are for you, though they do include a few "splurge" hotels here and there.

Lonely Planet France Discover why the Eiffel Tower expands during Paris' high season Tour the wild beaches and . The heart of the book, though, is its discussion of France, district by district

Lonely Planet France Discover why the Eiffel Tower expands during Paris' high season Tour the wild beaches and gin-clear waters of Corsica's Bouches de Bonifacio Pick up a bottle of locally made cider along Normandy's Route de Cidre Get an Alpine adrenaline rush heli-skiing above Chamonix In This Guide: Seven authors. The heart of the book, though, is its discussion of France, district by district. Here, we get a brief introduction to attractions in communities, where to eat, where to stay, sites to see, and so on. Sometimes, I think, the coverage is a bit thin, but the book is already over 1000 pages long, so more coverage might make this simply too much of a good thing!

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Which France guide is right for you? Compare our guide types. France seduces travellers with its unfalteringly familiar culture, woven around cafe terraces, village-square markets and lace-curtained bistros with their plat du jour (dish of the day) chalked on the board. Writers: Nicola Williams, Alexis Averbuck, Oliver Berry, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Kerry Christiani, Gregor Clark, Damian Harper, Anita Isalska, Catherine Le Nevez, Hugh McNaughtan, Christopher Pitts, Daniel Robinson, Regis St Louis, Greg Ward. 1024 pages, 1024pp color, 137 maps Dimensions: 128mm 197mm.

Lonely Planet has provided travelers with a handy, useful, and basic travel guide to France. This book has the usual Quick Reference guide inside the front cover with average exchange rates (which constantly fluctuates), hotel price ranges, business hours, telephone codes, Imperial/metric conversions, etc. The inside of the back cover has rudimentary French translations of commonly used phrases. The pages are easy to read, in full color with vivid photos and maps (with typical, smaller, harder to read text). Emphasis, like most guides, is on "the Highlights of France", .

So while I enjoy Lonely Planet very much, and depend on it, it might be a good idea to consult other guide books as well. We purchased this guide for use in conjunction with a river boat cruise through wine country around Bordeaux, preceded by a day in Paris and two days in the Loire Valley.

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Reviews (7)
Rare
This is, and will most likely stay, my first Kindle book.

I have been a fan of Amazon guidebooks since the India Travel Survival Kit still carried funny drawings.
Since then, I bought good ones, not so good ones and so-so ones, but all on paper. Of course, the quality went down after the original owners sold out, but a LP guidebook is still a good standard.

Now I buy the Kindle version of a guidebook.

Hm... Text seems to be all there. Check.

So are the maps. Tiny, tiny maps. Unreadable maps. Unzoomable maps.

Search? No search. (Okay, might be added at another revision of Kindle for Android, or not.)

But the layout? Horrible. In the parts where places are mentioned with addresses and details, these are spread over multiple pages. Per location mentioned. An interesting method to reach an impressive page count.

Sure. It might be the Android reader. At least when it comes to some of the problems.
But whoever sits in Kindle software/ebook quality control should offer a replacement ASAP.

dermeco
I am a fan of the Lonely Planet series because they cater to the serious traveler. If you are a budget to mid-range traveler, these books are for you, though they do include a few "splurge" hotels here and there. The book is thorough and covers a number of smaller towns and more out-of-the-way places, rather than just highlighting a few popular tourist destinations as it seems too many books do now. If you are going to France for a week or more, I highly recommend this book, as it is better than those from other publishers for such a trip. If you are just going to one city for a weekend or a few days, it is still a good guide. However, where it really shines in comparison to other guides is on extended visits.

Xmatarryto
What I liked best about this book was the overview of the country. It gave history of the country and then also gave ideas on what to see and do if you want to enjoy learning the history of the country. If you aren't into that sort of thing this book offers the traveler ideas of places to go and things to see that are more modern and not necessarily educational/historic. This book also offers time and money saving tips and off the beaten path places to see and experience while you travel. If one is interested in doing specific tours or seeing certian things the book offers different tour packages in terms of what one might want to see or experience while in France. It is a great way to help narrow down and/or increase the amount of things to do or see when you visit France.

Bine
This travel volume, by the folks at Lonely Planet, is well done! It begins with the authors listing their favorite places, with nice color photos to illustrate--from # 1, Avenue Champs-Elysees to # 16 Annecy. The book begins with an exhortation to prepare for a trip to France well in advance: "Some parts of France are tried-and-true, bona fide 'dream destinations' and as such require planning weeks, if not months, in advance in order to snag the best room in the house. . . " (page 18).

Introductory materials include a series of travel itineraries, such as Paris to Provence. There follows a brief but useful history of France--from prehistory to the present. Then, of course, a brief treatise on French culture with nice boxed features (e.g., dos & don'ts) and mention of such issues as sports, religion, the arts, and architecture, among other subjects. After that, a section on France's obsession with food, with some nice slick color photos. Nice coverage of both food and drink.

The heart of the book, though, is its discussion of France, district by district. Here, we get a brief introduction to attractions in communities, where to eat, where to stay, sites to see, and so on. Sometimes, I think, the coverage is a bit thin, but the book is already over 1000 pages long, so more coverage might make this simply too much of a good thing!

Paris, of course, needs to be mentioned. There are maps of the major regions of Paris. The section on sights to see begins with the Louvre (what a museum!), Jardin des Tuileries, Palais Royal, Centre Pompidou, Place des Vosges, Notre Dame and Sainte Chapelle (the latter a small gem), the Sorbonne, the Eiffel Tower, Bois de Boulognes, and so on. No great detail on any of these, but enough to get a flavor of the various attractions, so that one might wisely choose which would be priorities for visiting. There are sections on recommended places to stay and to eat. Too, there are sections on entertainment and the arts.

In the hinterlands? One example: Beaune. Once, I flew into Paris and was then driven to Lake Geneva, going through the Jura Mountains--and then returned on a parallel route. My driver stopped at a wonderful restaurant in Beaune. One of the most delicious meals that I have ever eaten! Beaune was charming. The description here helps revive those pleasant memories. The writeup notes that wine tasting is a favorite activity, and describes the bounty available at Beaune.

And on it goes. . . .

Anyhow, a useful companion were one to contemplate a trip to France.

Fawrindhga
I found this book invaluable when it came to planning my trip to France. It helped me to decide where to go in the country and had good recommendations for hotels in smaller cities. Best of all, it pointed me in the direction of the smaller cities' tourism offices (which are VERY helpful!) for setting up tours of vineyards and chateaux.

It didn't, however, give the best information on transportation. I had a very difficult time finding the most basic information on transportation (TGV routes and schedules). And it was pretty much useless once I actually got to France. In Tours, only 1 of the recommended restaurants was still open (and it was only published a year before I went). Also, I found the maps to be very small and somewhat misleading. It also omitted many attractions. However, considering this is a book that covers ALL of France, this is not surprising.

I recommend that you buy this book to plan from home...then go straight to the tourism offices in the cities you visit for better maps! Don't go out of your way to find restaurants that might not exist anymore.

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