The darlings of France tourism, Provence and the Cote d'Azur have always been unparalleled escapist destinations. With unbelievable coasts and rustic-chic villages, they attract hoards of visitors anxious to chase away the cold. Glossy magazines continue to trumpeting such glamour meccas as St-Tropez, making the area hotter than ever.
NEW THIS EDITION: A new Welcome to Provence page will open the book, introducing the region with excitement and drama and providing an at-a-glance list of top reasons to go. The new full-color Provence & the French Riviera Today spread will give readers a handle on what the region is like today and what to expect when visiting.
COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: Fodor's Provence and the Cote d'Azur tops out at a value-packed 400+ pages vs. the 384 pages of Frommer's Provence and the Riviera or 320 of Lonely Planet. And unlike Rick Steves', it's in full color.
ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Provence's Lavender Route, its artistic legacy, the natural flora and fauna, and the outstanding cuisine are all highlighted in full splashy spreads throughout the guide. The book opens with a chapter showing off all of top attractions for Provence and the French Riviera in sunny detail.
ESSENTIAL TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: Provence's top attractions and experiences are broken down at a glance. Each region is introduced in a two-page spread giving a practical overview on the area's geography and listing out the top reasons to go. Week-long itineraries string together the best towns in easy-to-follow thematic trips. Getting Here sections for every town assists readers in navigating.
DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Provence and the French Riviera 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.
ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.