Planning a holiday to France and wanting to make the most of the time? Then you couldn't do much better than turning to the Hachette Vacances Series. Having bought the Poitou Charentes & the Vendee edition one weekend I was so impressed with the compact size, content and lay-out of this helpful book that I then bought the one on Brittany from Amazon!
The series written by French nationals splits for example the Charentes region into districts such as Rochefort with a "Spotcheck" section listing "Things to do," "Things to do with Children" and "Within Easy Reach" and it also offers telephone numbers for attractions, tourist office etc. They identify things to do for all the family highlighting not only the cultural highlights but also lots of attractions that should ensure the younger members of your party can have a great time. In addition there are short sections on the geography, history, sports, and suggested walks within the region.
The guide includes suggestions for a long weekend, a week or even longer in each area which could be very useful to someone planning a trip to an area, but uncertain where to go.
All in all the contents of these helpful, very readable books should ensure that you make the most of your brief or longer holiday to the region by ensuring you are informed about the places to visit before you arrive.