Covering the worlds of culture and history, the dernier cri in fashion and cuisine, what's hot/what's not, day trips, night life, and all the memorable sites---from beautiful Paris to Mont-St-Michel---that have made, and keeps, France as one of Europe's most popular destination, this edition delivers non-fail super-trips to France-bound travelers, whether beginner or veteran.
Expanded Coverage: A new chapter on Corsica covers the must-do attractions of this popular island in the Mediterranean. And cruise port and bustling hub Lorient has been added to our Brittany coverage. Plus ever-changing Paris---with its wide array of white-hot restaurants, shops, and clubs---is represented in detail.
Illustrated Features: As the most picturesque country in Europe, France deserves an album of perfect pictures and our updated guide offers 12 cinematic features: Versailles' splendors, Provence's Lavender Route, the wine cellars of Champagne, Mont-St-Michel's medieval glory, Lyon's top restaurants, the Loire Valley's fabled chateaux, Burgundy's top vineyards, a mini-guide to culinary Riviera, plus another 4 special photo sections.
Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: For both practical expertise and cultural background Fodor's France 2013 fits the bill, from hands-on, detail-packed "Getting Here and Around" sections (all about traveling by car, bus, and train) to in-depth "Eating and Drinking Well" spotlights that bring readers up to speed on the best in food and wine.
Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's France offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
Pullout Map: A handy take-along map of Paris provides added value, giving travelers essential information about top attractions and nearby dining so they can travel with confidence.
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