The Rough Guide to France

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Practical travel guide to France with a free eBook featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in France. The Rough Guide to France also includes details on how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in France, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip.

The Rough Guide to France covers: Paris; The North; Champagne and the Ardennes; Alsace and Lorraine; Normandy; Brittany; The Loire; Burgundy; Poitou-Charentes and the Atlantic coast; The Limousin, Dordogne and the Lot; The Pyrenees; Languedoc; The Massif Central; The Alps and Franche-Comte; The Rhone valley; Provence; The Cote d'Azur; Corsica.

Inside this travel guide you'll find:


Experiences for every kind of trip to France, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Aix-en-Provence to family activities in child-friendly places, like Les Volcans d'Auvergne or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Circuit du Souvenir.


Essential pre-departure information including France entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.


Carefully planned routes covering the best of France give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip.


Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options.


Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for cycling, kayaking or champagne and wine tasting.


Rough Guides' rundown of Paris, Normandy, Verdun, The Alps's best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to France, even in a short time.


Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in France, matching different needs.


Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into France, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.


Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Amiens Cathedral and the spectacular Théatre Antique d'Orange.


Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Cote d'Azur, Corsica and many more locations in France, reduce need to go online.


With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.


Free eBook download with every purchase of a printed book allows you to access all of the content from your phone or tablet, for on-the-road exploration.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781789194548
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 8/31/2019
Pages: 1064
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm


This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences

  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 

Format: 129 x 198mm

Price: £14.99-£26.99 | $13.99-$34.99

Extent: 616–1208 page


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5.0 out of 5, 2 global ratings

Amazon Customer

Useful guide

Reviewed on July 22, 2020
Paperback | Verified

Used to plan a trip to France and gives very useful information on accommodation and areas of interest

Amazon Customer

A readable and informative guide

Reviewed on September 12, 2019
Paperback | Verified

This 1064-page book - the 15th printed edition of September 2016 - is an interesting and readable (the two are not always found together) guide to the attractions of the Republic of France.

Unlike many guides, this is not a glossy booklet dotted with colourful photographs to make it look superficially attractive, but a well-designed and presented volume, with readable text, useful maps, and (well-chosen) photographs only where space allows. The excellent design and layout means that you don’t need unnecessary spot illustrations to break up column after column of small-printed data.

The Contents are
P004: Introduction (Where to go, when to go, what to see, etc.)
P028: Basics (information on travel, transport, accommodation, food & drink, activities, and other important stuff for planning a visit)

The Guide
This contains 18 chapters on the various regions of France
P061: Paris
P157: The North
P203: Champagne & the Ardennes
P223: Alsace & Lorraine
P259: Normandy
P307: Brittany
P363: The Loire
P431: Burgundy
P475: Poitou-Charentes & the Atlantic coast
P529: The Limousin, Dordogne & the Lot
P585: The Pyrenees
P639: Languedoc
P683: The Massif Central
P725: The Alps & Franche-Comte
P777: The Rhone Valley
P809: Provence
P865: The Cote d’Azur
P935: Corsica

P992: Contexts (articles on France in history and the arts)
P1038: French
P1048: Index

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