6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A little disappointing for a Rough Guide,
This review is from: The Rough Guide to the Pyrenees (Rough Guide Travel Guides) (Paperback)
A Rough Guide has always been an obligatory part of my luggage when exploring an area I don't know. Armed with this book (amongst others), we explored, mainly though not exclusively, the western French side of the Pyrenees by car. I agree with other comments about the Guide's focus on walking, and no doubt it is a very useful tool for walkers. In other respects I found it less thorough than other Rough Guides and inclined to be somewhat patchy in the area we covered. Sometimes the definition of what constituted the Pyrenees area seemed a little arbitrary. In the western Pyrenees, for example, the map on the inside of the cover implied a slightly wider coverage, than the reality when you got to section 5.
With the dearth of good general guide books about the area, I would suggest particularly for non-walkers, you take a range of other guides, which though more superficial about some aspects of the area or with a substantially different brief, may fill in any gaps, e.g. the Eyewitness Guide on Dordogne, Bordeaux and the South West Coast.