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A Eyewitness Convert,
This review is from: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: France (Paperback)
This was the first Eyewitness guide I have bought after previously buying Lonely Planets, Rough Guides and the like. After using it over the last week, I'm a convert. The layout is well suited to getting quick and handy information on the run, or if you have time to spare, it proves to be an interesting read with it's many pictures, detailed maps and facts. It seemed to be up to date on prices, opening times and contact details. I didn't use the accommodation section, so can't comment on that, but tend to have that sorted pre trip anyway. The general section at the start of the book gave great background to France, it's history and culture. I love how it has suggested walking routes on it's section maps and how everything is cross refernced. The only potential negative is that it doesn't provide much information on bars, pubs and clubs - but a local whats on style guide could be better for that and more up to date. A glance around the museums and attractions we have seen seemed to show that this was the most popular range of guides for France - and I can see why. To put it simply, I'm an Eyewitness Convert.