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A readable and informative guide
on 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.)