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The French Riviera - Very Insightful !!
on 11 January 2011
To be perfectly honest I find it very difficult to go on holiday without having done a little digging before I go. This may sound a little "odd" but I actually enjoy the planning process as much as the holiday itself.
I therefore have a growing collection of travel guides (good news for Amazon !!).
My usual travel companion is Cara my daughter, who will be 21 this year, as this trip will coincide with her birthday I was keen to "do my homework" and ensure that she has a trip / birthday to remember.
She had suggested Monte Carlo as a possibility so hence the recent purchase of the book - it has apparently been fully up-dated and gives an excellent introduction to the French Riviera.
The photographs are truly inspiring (especially when viewed in a British winter)- can the sea & sky really be that BLUE.
There is a small section on the Region's history, some detailed descriptions of all points of interest heading geographically from West to East - Hyeres to Menton near the Italian border.
It also has recommendations for restaurants, hotels, travel tips & day trip suggestions which I find quite useful - although we quite often merely follow our noses.
We have been to Cannes before, so are thinking about setting up base camp in Nice which apparently has a good selection of restaurants & retail therapy (young daughter who will indeed shop till she drops)and still seems to retain it's regional identity.
Needless to say I am looking forward to our trip to France and will no doubt ensure that the first thing put into my luggage will be my newly acquired guide book.