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The Rough Guide to France
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 3 August 2013
Review refers to the Kindle version only. I Purchased it whilst on holiday as I'd left my hard copy behind. I found it far less useable than the hard copy - maps were less accessible and I could find no useable index of place names
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 24 June 2014
Rough guides are normally excellent but unfortunately having a rough guide on your kindle compared to book format is useless. The guide is not easy to navigate and does not even look the same as the book. Highly UN-recommended..
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 22 September 2014
Very disappointed. Brought this to replace old paper version. If this was paper it would be about 100 pages. Big france cities get a few pages. Very minimal information. I did better on google in 5 mins than their researchers did. Only got it so I could read offline but really a wast of money.

Visited many attractions, stayed in hotel as and ate in restaurants none of which were even mentioned in this sad shadow of what a travel book used to be.

Avoid.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
TOP 50 REVIEWERon 21 August 2015
This 1064-page book - the 13th (print) edition of March 2013 - is an interesting and readable (the two are not always found together) guide to 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 (literally) rough guide in terms of comparative paper finishes, but well-designed and presented, 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.)
P026: Basics (travel, transport, accommodation, food & drink, activities, and other important touristy stuff,)

P058: The Guide
This contains 18 chapters on the various regions of France

P886: Contexts (articles on history, art, architecture, etc.)
P1031: French
P1042: Index
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 25 July 2015
Compared to the hard copy, this is frankly unusable, there is no way to navigate places in France as there is no index of places ! I'm in France on holiday and now stuck because I rely on the rough guide series I've always valued and assumed the kindle edition would be good too, did they do no research with real people to find out how they use the guides ? Buy the hard copy, leave this well alone.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 4 September 2013
Still the best, I would not travel abroad without one. All guides have their faults but RG's are only small.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 24 July 2013
Not an ideal subject for an e-book. I would not recommend this and feel that a hard copy is best.
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on 25 April 2015
This is a really thick book - 1 1/2 inches, 1050 pages. It covers all the areas of European France and also includes an introduction with suggestions on where to visit and what to do, practical information, and at the back, a brilliant section covering French history, art, cinema, and books.

Positives:
- Loads of information packed in, decent enough coverage for most smalls towns and up.

- The writers seem rather most honest than some other guides in telling you which places are worth visiting and which aren't.

- Good amount of practical information on transport, eating and sleeping.

- As already mentioned, the fascinating "Contexts" section.

Negatives:
- Compared to RG's guide for Wales, there's a lot less coverage of rural regions and the countryside. Wales is 25 times smaller than France but their guidebook for the country is 500p, half of France's, so it's to be expected that there's less detail.

- France is a big country with a lot to cover so it's understandable, but it's very big and heavy to carry around. RG also publish guides to Paris, Britanny/Normandy, Provence, Dordgoen and the Lot, and Languedoc, so if you're only heading to those regions it's a good idea to publish one of those books instead of this.

- Maps are OK (if you have access to the internet I definitely recommend using Google Maps, which also lets you search for adresses, instead of guidebook maps, or picking a map up from a tourist office) but for the larger cities they're a bit overcrowded, and hard to find the eating and sleeping listings.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 3 July 2013
Okay if you've never been to France before or know very little about it; however, if you're looking for detailed information to help plan your trip it's information overload. Better to get city guides instead.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 8 June 2013
Update of old copy and this one just as good. Covers the whole country very well and gives more than enough detail
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