Western Europe - France (PDF Chapter)
This is the France chapter from Lonely Planet’s Western Europe guidebook.
France seduces travellers with its iconic landmarks and unfalteringly familiar culture woven around cafe terraces, markets and lace-curtained bistros with their plat du jour (dish of the day) chalked on the board.
- gorge on the iconic sights and sophistication of Paris, Europe’s most impossibly romantic city
- relive the French Renaissance with extraordinary chateaux built by kings and queens in the Loire Valley
- do a Bond and swoosh down Chamonix’s slopes in the shadow of Mont Blanc
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Paris & Around, Versailles, Chartres, Giverny, Lille & the Somme, Lille, Normandy, Bayeux, D-Day Beaches, Mont St-Michel, Brittany, Quimper, St-Malo, Champagne, Reims, Épernay, Alsace & Lorraine, Strasbourg, The Loire Valley, Blois, Around Blois, Amboise & Around, Burgundy, Dijon, Beaune, Lyon, The French Alps, Chamonix, The Dordogne, Sarlat-la-Canéda, Atlantic Coast, Bordeaux, Biarritz, Languedoc-Roussillon, Nîmes, Pont du Gard, Provence, Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, The French Riviera & Monaco, Nice, Cannes, St-Tropez, Monaco, Corsica, Ajaccio, Bastia, Bonifacio, Survival Guide.
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