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A readable and interesting guide
on 12 August 2015
This 320-page book - the 7th (print) edition of January 2013 - is an interesting and readable guide to the French Mediterranean coast region of Provence and the Cote d’Azur. This is a well-designed and presented guide, with useful maps. This is not a glossy guide with lots of colour pictures, but it is a well-designed and laid out guide, with colour used only sparingly. It is intended to be a helpful guide to things to see and do, and not just a list of things to see and do.
It is broken down into four major sections:
Page 2 - Plan Your Trip:
This section is an introduction to Provence and the Cote d’Azur, what to look out for (16 Top Experiences), what you need to know in advance, and other important touristy stuff.
Page 44 - On the Road (“The Guide”):
P046: Nice, Monaco and Menton
P080: Cannes and around
P110: St-Tropez to Toulon
P140: Marseille to Aix-en-Provence
P172: Arles & the Camargue
P187: Avignon & around
P223: Hill Towns of the Luberon
P239: Haute-Provence & the Southern Alps
Page 259 - Understand Provence:
This section has articles on local culture - history, cuisine, arts, lifestyles, etc.
Page 285 - Survival Guide:
This section contains the A-Z Directory, details on transport and language, and the Index.