Lonely Planet Discover France (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet's Discover France is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. See the lights of Paris from the Eiffel Tower, go on a Champagne-tasting tour of Reims and explore captivating chateaux; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of France and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet's Discover France:
- Full-colour maps and images throughout
- Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
- Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
- Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
- Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
- Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, cinema, architecture, politics, cuisine, wine, customs.
- Free, convenient pull-out Paris map (included in print version), plus over 38 colour maps
- Covers Paris, Normandy, Brittany, Reims, Loire Valley, Burgundy, Lyon, Bordeaux, Provence, French Alps, Nice, Cannes, St Tropez, Monaco, Chamonix, Marseille, Versailles, Chartres, Disneyland Resort Paris
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Discover France, our easy-to-use guide, filled with inspiring and colorful photos, focuses on France's most popular attractions for those looking for the best of the best.
- Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all the country has to offer? Check out Lonely Planet's France guide.
- Looking for a guide for Paris? Check out Lonely Planet's Paris guide for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer; Lonely Planet's Discover Paris, a photo-rich guide to the city's most popular attractions; or Lonely Planet's Pocket Paris, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Oliver Berry, Nicola Williams, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Catherine Le Nevez, Emilie Filou, Kerry Christiani, Stuart Butler, Gregor Clark, Daniel Robinson, Alexis Averbuck.
About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
POP 74,445 Most people have heard of Cannes and its eponymous film festival. The latter only lasts for two weeks in May, but the buzz and glitz are there year-round – unlike neighbouring St-Tropez, which shuts down in winter – mostly thanks to regular visits from celebrities enjoying the creature comforts of bd de la Croisette’s palaces. Cannes Top Sights La Croisette G3 Palais des Festivals E3
exhibitions and information desks, while the 4th and 5th floors house the Musée National d’Art Moderne Offline mapGoogle map (adult/child €12/free; 11am-9pm Wed-Mon) , France’s national collection of art dating from 1905 onward. The 6th floor has two galleries for temporary exhibitions and a chic, hyperindustrial restaurant, Georges , with panoramic views of Paris, accessed by a free lift/elevator (look for the red door to the left of the main entrance). Rooftop admission is included in
Double-helix Staircase & Rooftop The double-helix staircase that whisks visitors from the ground floor to the rooftop keep is the highlight. This theatrical and majestic staircase is composed of two open parallel flights wrapped around a hollow core, the magic being that two people can see each other go up and down it without their paths ever crossing. A magnificent view of the estate unfolds from the rooftop terrace, an unforgettable place with its sculpted chimney and turrets, really a place
( 03 80 62 61 40; www.imaginarium-bourgogne.com; av du Jura, Nuits-St-Georges; adult/child €8/5; 2-7pm Mon, 10am-7pm Tue-Sun) is the place to learn about Burgundy wines and winemaking technique through movies, exhibits and interactive displays. Known for top-quality dry whites and delicate reds, the Côte de Beaune area extends from Ladoix-Serrigny, just a few kilometres north of Beaune, to Santenay, about 18km south of Beaune. The delightful village of Chassagne-Montrachet boasts Burgundy’s most
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