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Eastern Provence: Cote D'azur and Alpes: Car Tours, Walks and Restaurants (Landcapes) Paperback – 19 Nov 2015

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Product details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Sunflower Books; 3rd Revised edition edition (19 Nov. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856914798
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856914796
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 1.3 x 20.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 109,765 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Book Description

This guide, half of a two-volume set, is intended for motorists who want to tour eastern Provence, the Côte d'Azur and the Alpes Maritimes by car and enjoy some superb walks en route. It covers some of the most beautiful landscapes between the Italian border and the A51 motorway.

Key features:

50 long and short walks

1:50,000 topo maps

10 car tours, with recommended picnic spots

2 fold-out touring maps covering southern France from Italy to the Pyrenees and showing walk locations – ideal for planning

dozens of restaurant recommendations with menu highlights

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Beginning at Nice and the Riviera, you head north and west through the Alpes-Maritimes and Alpes de Haute-Provence; highlights include the Mercantour National Park and the Grand Canyon de Verdon. Beyond Var, with its unspoilt coast, the book takes you round the Montagne de Ste-Victoire to Aix-en-Provence. Landscapes of Languedoc-Roussillon and western Provence travels from Aix to the Pyrenees.

The car tours have been described in such detail that there is no need to make constant reference to a map. Each drive highlights the best picnic spots en route, recommended walks and restaurants which particularly appeal to the authors.

The walks selected – all set in areas of great natural beauty and historical interest – are those the authors believe offer the greatest sense of satisfaction for the effort involved. These are not tough GR routes, but mostly circular walks suitable for moderately fit people.

The best months for walking in this part of France are April to June and September/October, but a great many of the walks can be done all year round.

This guide is part of the Landscapes Series, with 50 destinations – dubbed ‘the blue Bibles’ by the Sunday Times and chosen by readers of Which? as one of the four top travel guide series (from a field of 18).

A review from a native!

The finest English version of a guide to the French Riviera – being French myself and local of that region of France, I can testify of the high quality put into that text. The choice of destinations is just fantastic as it covers the clichés and the unknown of south-eastern France. I was particularly impressed by the description of inland areas right north of the typical attractions Nice, Cannes, Monaco – like the Verdon Canyon and Sospel Mercantour mountain range. I recommend it as the best quality for money guide.(Rolland of Grasse, France, on Amazon)

If you are off to Provence, this should be the first book you buy. (SJD, Amazon)

The authors have captured the very essence of the countryside in a manner that is both personal and highly informative. I was impressed with the itineraries for exploring Provence by car and the fact that the book actually guides and informs, without the usual bland descriptions found in many books. [It] pointed up my ignorance of areas which I thought I had explored properly, and I found myself wanting to return, there and then, with this excellent guide, to put matters right. (Craig Bradshaw, Motoring and Leisure)

The best book we have been able to find for walking in Provence. (MLF, Amazon)


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