Maps and Travel Guides

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Go Slow France - Special Places to Stay

Go Slow FranceFrance is blessed with great food and a richness of scenery and rural living that is hard to beat. Can you imagine the French en route to the office, drinking coffee in takeaway cups on the hoof, eating pot noodles at their desk for lunch or flying off for weekend city-break boozing in Prague...

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Walks and Treks in the Maritime Alps

Walks and Treks in the Maritime AlpsPeering down over the French Riviera is a forbidding barrier of light grey rock. Rising to over 3000m from the shore, the Maritime Alps straddle the international French-Italian border for 190km. Soaring peaks, glittering lakes and picturesque stone villages await the walker, along 600km of mapped pathways, through two national parks...

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Back Roads France

Back Roads FranceDK Eyewitness Back Roads France driving holiday guide will take you via scenic routes to discover charming French villages, local restaurants and intimate places to stay. Unearth the real soul of France relying on all the practical information you could need, from road conditions and length of drive to parking information and opening hours...

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Colours of Provence

In Love in FranceA colour-coded tour of the southern France region celebrates the rich tapestry of its landscapes and visitor sites, sharing insider information on where to find top-recommended fabrics, antiques, and gourmet ingredients...

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In Love in France: A Traveler's Guide to the Most Romantic Destinations in the Land of Amour

In Love in FranceThe very first fully illustrated guide to the most inspirational and romantic regions of France for the newly smitten, the newlywed, and those who share a lifetime of passion...

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The Best Campsites in France 2010

The Best Campsites in France 2010Entries in this guide cannot be paid for so each camp site is chosen on merit alone. The guide has a full colour layout with maps and is indexed by region and by nearest town...

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French Alps Tourist Guide

French Alps Tourist GuideStop for a moment and inhale the cool mountain air as you hike the Alpine pastures of the Grande Randonnée beneath the high snow plains and peaks above. Feel the mist of spring snow kicked up off-piste at Méribel...

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The Linde Werdelin Ski Guides - France

Linde Werdelin Ski GuidesFollowing in the tradition of Hip Hotels and the Wallpaper City Guides, the brand new Linde Werdelin Ski Guide to France offers a highly personal and authoritative guide to skiing in France...

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Road Atlas France 2010

Word Power FrenchSatNav is great but there are times when you can't beat having a real map handy. Fully revised and updated for 2010, this specialist A3 road atlas designed for the British motorist in France includes 44 city, town and port plans and a new style central Paris city plan...

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Motorbike Tours of Europe: France

Motorbike Tours of Europe: FranceThis collection of ten breathtaking self-guided motorbike tours through France has been devised by a biker for bikers alike, and includes user friendly directions and stunning photographs to whet the appetite...

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The Xenophobe's Guide to the French

The Xenophobe's Guide to the FrenchThe French care about what really matters in life - being French. They care more about doing everything with enormous style than what they do. They are convinced of their corporate and individual superiority over all others in the world. Their charm is that they don't despise the rest of us: they pity us for not being French...

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Cycling France

Cycling FranceThe French have a nickname for the bicycle 'la petite reine', or little queen. With the country's fondness for the queen of the road, its vast network of quiet back roads, magnificent scenery, and scrumptious eateries, it's the perfect choice for discovering the world on two wheels. Chock-full of itineraries, maps, and information and advice...

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AA Best Drives France

AA Best Drives FranceAA Best Drives France is not just for independent travellers but also for those who wish to know more about this wonderful country. Packed within the guide are 25 hand-picked car tours, specifically chosen by an expert on France. The guide is handy, compact and easy-to-use with each region divided into geographical areas. Town visits accompany detailed itineraries with directions, distances and driving times...

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All the Aires France: Motorhome Aires De Service Guide to French Stopovers in English

Aires De ServiceAnyone that's driven a motorhome through France will know how invaluable these stopping points are. If you're planning to tour France in a camper van or motor home for the first time then then you'll probably have never heard of an Aires De Service, briefly they are stopping places...

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Michelin MOT Atlas France 2009

MOT Atlas France 2009This spiral bound road atlas from Michelin offers highly detailed maps and is perfect for those touring or travelling within France. If you want to take a more scenic route then Michelin have marked these in green and have also clearly marked panoramic viewpoints along the way so it is easy to find rewarding places to stop on route...

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The Daily Telegraph Book of the Tour de France

Tour de 
FranceMan, a bike and the open road. What could be simpler? Certainly not the Tour de France, the annual travelling circus which for more than a century has been the ultimate test of sporting endurance. There's been pain. There's been joy. There's been death...

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Tour of the Vanoise

Tour of the VanoiseMaking a hut-to-hut journey through the heart of one of France's finest mountain regions, the 'Tour of the Vanoise' makes a perfect introduction to Alpine trekking. This work offers a circuit that explores the very best of the Vanoise National Park a wonderland of 3000m peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls and meadows full of flowers...

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A Summer in Gascony: The Other South of France

A Summer in Gascony The only travel writing book on Gascony, A Summer in Gascony is a charming and humorous tale of an extraordinary summer spent in this relatively unknown part of south-western France, the home of D Artagnan, Cyrano de Bergerac, gutsy red wine, fine sweet wine Armagnac and sunflowers...

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From the Camargue to the Alps: A Walk Across France in Hannibal's Footsteps

From the Camargue to the Alps With passion and wit, Bernard Levin describes his travels on foot through the beautiful countryside of south-eastern France. He follows in the mighty footsteps of the great Carthaginian enemy of Rome, Hannibal...

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